Port Vale’s options upfront have been reduced after Neil Aspin told fans that loanee Rekeil Pyke is out of action for several weeks.
Vale have a shortage of strikers this season – something that Aspin, who was not manager at the time, is not responsible for.
Pyke has suffered a hamstring injury and has returned to parent club Huddersfield Town for treatment.
His absence means that Vale have only top-scorer Tom Pope, youngster Dan Turner and Tyrone Barnett as recognised forwards.
Aspin told fans at the Port Vale Supporters Club meeting: “The situation is that he has gone back to Huddersfield because he is injured with his hamstring and they want to do his rehab. It is possibly going to be another two to three weeks before he is even considered to play in a reserve game.”
Pyke at Port Vale…