Chris Neal has told the Sentinel he has gone on loan to “get out and play some games” after admitting that losing his first-team place has been frustrating.
Neal has sealed a one month loan move to Doncaster Rovers after finding his route to the Vale first-team blocked by Jak Alnwick’s impressive form.
My contract is up at the end of the season so it is important as a goalkeeper that you need to be playing…
Neal told the Sentinel: “When January came I needed to get out and play some games. My contract is up at the end of the season so it is important as a goalkeeper that you need to be playing.”
“It is frustrating [losing my first-team place]. I had four or five years playing as a number one and then to get injured and someone else take your place is frustrating.
“There is only one jersey up for grabs so, if the guy who is playing in front of you is playing well, then you can’t really go in and say anything to the manager.”