Kelly’s special strike praised but Vale suffer Inniss injury blow

Kelly’s special strike praised but Vale suffer Inniss injury blow

Loan signing Matthew Kennedy says he wasn’t surprised that Sam Kelly produced a special strike on Sunday.

Kelly’s late goal earned Vale a point against Coventry City and Kennedy, who played alongside Kelly at Everton, told the official Port Vale website: “I was with Sam at Everton and he showed the ability there as well and he’s capable of doing that week-in, week-out.

“It’s probably goal of the season but he’s deserved it.”

However, Ryan Inniss is set to be missing a portion of the season after suffering a hamstring injury during the Coventry game.

Ryan McGivern will be expected to start in Inniss’ absence.