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John McCombe was a powerful defender who joined Port Vale on a free transfer from Hereford United. He played a part in the 2013 promotion before leaving for Mansfield Town.
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OVF founder Rob Fielding says that following the club’s end of season awards, he’d like to nominate defender John McCombe as deserving of more reward.
Injuries continue to hamper Micky Adams’ team selections after key players John McCombe and Doug Loft both missing training ahead of Tuesday’s game against Shrewsbury. Rob Taylor and Gareth Owen are both ruled out through injury and Joe Davis suspended so McCombe and Loft’s absence could mean Vale naming a scratch back-four.
John McCombe’s fourth goal of the season was in vain as Vale’s ten men lost 2-1 to promotion chasing Torquay United at Plainmoor. Micky Adams made one change with Anthony Griffith returning from suspension in place of Paul Marshall. Rookie centre-half Joe Davis kept his place in defence.
Rob Taylor is an injury doubt for the Tuesday night game against Hereford Utd as Vale continue to struggle for numbers in defence. Taylor is doubtful and if he doesn’t make it, Adam Yates may be drafted back to start at right-back while Doug Loft switches to left-back.
Vale secured an away point as goals from McCombe and Shuker earnt Micky Adams’ side a deserved draw with Accrington Stanley. Marc Richards was ill, so Tom Pope came into the starting line-up while the Valiants only named four on a substitute bench boosted by the return of Lee Collins.
Port Vale players Anthony Griffith, Chris Martin, John McCombe and Kris Taylor have all agreed new contracts with the Valiants. Midfielder Griffith, 23, goalkeeper Martin, 19, and centre-back McCombe, 25, have all signed two-year deals. Left-back Taylor, 26, has agreed a one-year contract.