Jeepers keepers! The NINE stoppers Vale have used this calendar year…

Jeepers keepers! The NINE stoppers Vale have used this calendar year…

Since January 2017, Port Vale have used an astonishing nine players in goal. We look through the list…

jak-alnwickJak Alnwick

The former Newcastle United keeper started the year as the club’s undisputed number one until his move to Glasgow Rangers on January 30th.

Appearances in 2017: 3

miguel-santosMiguel Santos

The Portuguese stopper came on as a sub in the FA Cup match against Huddersfield after Alnwick was injured but left the club shortly afterwards.

Appearances in 2017: 1

870-bootRyan Boot

With Alnwick injured and Santos departed, the youth team graduate was drafted in on the 20th January for his full debut but a somewhat shaky debut saw him immediately dropped.

Appearances in 2017: 2

leonardo-fasanLeo Fasan

Michael Brown instead opted to use loanee Leo Fasan who had been brought in on loan from Celtic. However, costly errors against Northampton in March saw him dropped for Deniz Mehmet.

Appearances in 2017: 10

deniz-mehmetDeniz Mehmet

The free agent was snapped up on the 1st March and was largely first choice until the end of the season when Vale were relegated.

Appearances in 2017: 9

rob-laintonRob Lainton

The former Bury stopper started the season but was injured in the second game, a League Cup tie against Leeds.

Appearances in 2017: 3

sam-hornbySam Hornby

The former Burton keeper made his debut as sub against Leeds but was dropped for emergency loan signing Kelle Roos.

Appearances in 2017: 5

kelle-roosKelle Roos

The Derby keeper was brought in on an emergency loan when Rob Lainton’s injury was confirmed to be long-term.

Appearances in 2017: 9

d-evtimovDimitar Evtimov

The Nottingham Forest man was drafted in at short notice when Roos was injured in training.

Appearances in 2017: 1

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