Port Vale assistant manager Michael Brown says the club is not sure when injured loanee Alex Jones will return to full fitness.
Jones suffered a knee injury in training and there were reports that he would be returning to training soon. However, Brown told the media:
“It’s very premature to say that he will be training next week.
“The latest that we’ve had from Birmingham on that is that he is having a run on an anti-gravity treadmill so hopefully he gets through that and it doesn’t swell up again.
“It will be great if we could have him back but there is a lot of swelling on the knee and we’re in the hands of Birmingham City and we’ll see how that goes.
“We’re getting daily reports.”