Port Vale manager Bruno Ribeiro says he will look to rest “tired” players for the EFL Trophy clash against Derby County B.
Jerome Thomas has only just returned from injury and will be a candidate to be rested along with Paulo Tavares who was substituted early on Saturday. Other players who could benefit from a rest may include Ben Purkiss, Kjell Knops, Anthony Grant, Sam Foley and striker Anton Forrester.
Maybe we will change five or six players from the Scunthorpe game, because some are very tired…
Vale have plenty of options and could bring in the likes of Ryan Boot, Calvin Mac-Intosch, Sam Hart, Sebastien Amoros, Rigino Cicilia and Martin Paterson.
The Vale manager told the official Port Vale website: “It’s a different cup competition and maybe we will change five or six players from the Scunthorpe game, because some are very tired.