Port Vale injury latest on Mark Cullen, Manny Oyeleke and Cristian Montano



Port Vale are hoping striker Mark Cullen will be back from an ankle injury within the week and Manny Oyeleke is also close to returning from a calf problem.

Cristian Montano also missed the 2-1 win at home to Rochdale on Saturday, after having an injection in his hip, but is due to return to training early this week.

Meanwhile, right back James Gibbons is out of action with a knee injury. The 22 year old suffered the ligament injury in training and is in a leg brace but could be back on the training pitch within two weeks.

Speaking about Cullen, manager John Askey said: “It seems to be better than we thought when he first did it. We thought it could be a long time. But I think Mark will be back within the week so that shouldn’t be too bad.”

As for Oyeleke, he said: “He has started to get on the pitches again so hopefully he can start training with us pretty soon.”

He added: “Monty is training on Monday so he should be fine.”

Vale stepped up their pre-season preparations with the hard-earned win over a strong Rochdale side.

Two penalties from Tom Conlon were enough to see off the League One outfit and make it three friendly wins in a row for John Askey’s side, following victories away to Fleetwood and Nottingham Forest.

Vale play their first competitive game of the 2020/21 season on Saturday when they are away to Scunthorpe United in the first round of the Carabao Cup. Vale’s first league game is the following Saturday, September 12, at home to Crawley. The games are behind closed doors but clubs are hoping supporters can return in October.





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