Tom Pope set to be ruled out of Yeovil game

Port Vale top-scorer Tom Pope is not fit enough to take part in Tuesday night’s fixture says Port Vale boss John Askey.

Pope was ruled out of Saturday’s home victory over Mansfield Town – but Vale were boosted by the performance of his deputy Ricky Miller who scored twice.

Tom is struggling a little bit. Ideally you want everybody fit and Tom is a big player for us, especially if he is 100 per cent…

Manager Askey told the media ahead of Tuesday’s game: “Tom is struggling a little bit. Ideally you want everybody fit and Tom is a big player for us, especially if he is 100 per cent.

“So, we are just trying to make sure we can get him back on the pitch. We will need him from now until the end of the season.”

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