Port Vale manager John Askey has named an unchanged team for this afternoon’s game at Mansfield Town.
However, David Worrall, Cristian Montano and Mark Cullen all return to the squad after injury. All three are on the bench as Adam Crookes and youth team duo Luke Chambers and Michael Lennon make way.
Worrall has been out with an ankle injury, Montano with a thigh strain and Cullen with a knee problem.
But all were able to take part in full training this week. James Gibbons also returned to full training for the first time on Thursday having had a hamstring operation. He could be in contention for next Saturday’s game at home to Grimsby.
But this afternoon Vale will have Nathan Smith at right back after a reshuffled defence impressed in Tuesday’s goalless draw at Bradford City.
Port Vale: Brown, Smith, Legge, Brisley, Fitzpatrick, Joyce, Burgess, Whitehead, Amoo, Rodney, Hurst.