Injured midfielder Sam Foley will undergo surgery and may face the prospect of three months out of action.
Foley has featured in the majority of Vale’s games this season but was forced off injured in the game against Oxford United.
The 30 year-old is suffering from an ankle injured and told BBC Radio Stoke: “The surgeon given me two to three months, that’s what they’re looking at for the max.
“Once the surgery is out of the way we will have a clearer picture of what sort of time-frame we’re looking at.”
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