Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick has tweeted that he hopes to be fit for Vale’s Tuesday evening game against Blackpool.
Alnwick has been in fine form and has a 100% starting record since he signed for Vale in the summer but he was replaced by Chris Neal in the closing stages of the 3-2 win over Chesterfield.
However, Vale do at least have plenty of goalkeeping cover Chris Neal has had a fine Vale career and would probably have started the season were it not for a bad injury in the summer. Neal’s injury probably encouraged Vale to sign Alnwick as quality cover – although the youngster has done well enough to now be considered the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.
Vale also have Sam Johnson and Ryan Boot as cover.