Coach Andy Smith believes Port Vale’s top scorer Alex Jones is a few training sessions away from a return to action.
The news means that Tuesday’s checkatrade trophy clash against Doncaster will probably be too soon for the forward but he is likely to return for Saturday’s league clash against Fleetwood.
Smith told the Sentinel that Jones was keen to return to action against Stevenage but the club held him back. Smith commented: “He wanted to be involved but you have to protect his health. Maybe missing this and a few more training sessions will do him the world of good.”