Vale await Alnwick injury assessment

Port Vale will assess the fitness of Jak Alnwick after the keeper was sidelined with a back injury.

Alnwick was left on crutches which meant Chris Neal stepped in for his first start of the season against Sheffield United.

Vale do not think the injury to Alnwick is a serious one despite the keeper being on crutches and manager Rob Page added: “We have two number ones in my opinion, two great goalkeepers. Since I have been at the club Chris has been outstanding and Jak has come in and taken his opportunity. So, it is healthy competition for places.”