Adams: injuries will determine Shrews selection

Adams: injuries will determine Shrews selection

Manager Micky Adams has conceded that injuries and lack of reinforcements means he will has to assess which players are fit to play on a “day-to-basis” as he prepares for the game against Shrewsbury. But after two successive wins, the Vale boss says he is “happy to let it run at the moment.”

Vale’s list of injured players shows no sign of decreasing and with the discredited board breaking promises about January additions to the squad, Adams is left to pick from those Vale players fit enough to play.

Adams told the official Port Vale website: “It [the injury list] is the same as last week really. I don’t think there is any great difference to the situation that we were in this time last week.

“Tom Pope is back in the treatment room, Marc Richards is back in there, Gareth Owen is still not right, Lee Collins, Ryan Burge and Lewis Haldane are all in there. There is no real relief from it at the moment.”

With regards to team selection, Adams concedes he may stick with the same starting eleven saying: “We didn’t change the side on Saturday, we just made one change to the bench and I am happy to let it run at the moment whilst everybody is enjoying their football and doing the right things

“We have to assess it on a day to day basis and at the end of the week have a roll call and see what we have got.”

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