Loft injury blow for Valiants

Loft injury blow for Valiants

Captain Doug Loft has been ruled out for a fortnight after suffering an injury during the 2-1 win over Crewe Alexandra.

Loft, a virtual ever-present in the Vale side over the past two seasons will be a major loss for the side, although Vale will be boosted by the return of both Rob Taylor and Gavin Tomlin who can both play on the left-hand side of midfield.

Fellow midfielders Chris Birchall and Chris Shuker could also come into contention following Loft’s injury.

Loft suffered a calf strain and will be sent for a scan to assess the damage. However, the 26 year-old Vale skipper is expected to miss the games against Preston, Walsall and Salisbury.

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