Vale have welcome competition in central midfield as three players are in contention to replace suspended midfielder Anthony Grant.
Grant, who has been in outstanding form this season, will miss the match against Coventry after picking up his fifth booking of the season. But luckily for the Valiants there are three players looking to replace him in the starting line-up.
Veteran Michael Brown played 45 minutes of Vale Reserves’ win over Burton Albion while rivals Quentin Peirara (who scored) and Sebastien Amoros also played.
Michael Brown: The most obvious replacement for Grant, Brown has often been outstanding when called upon. The only doubt would be his ability to last 90 minutes as he has only recently returned from injury and was only involved for 45 minutes in this week’s reserve game.
Sebastien Amoros: The former Monaco midfielder has impressed fans after making his debut at the end of August. He lacks the experience of Grant and Brown but some supporters feel that he has a bright future in front of him and his all-action style makes him another leading contender to take Grant’s place.
Quentin Pereira: The Frenchman would not be a “like-for-like” replacement but he did well when replacing Sam Foley against Bristol Rovers and as his goal for the reserves shows, he would add an attacking element to the Vale midfield.