Match preview: Goalkeeper issues for Port Vale

Michael Doughty in action for Stevenage

Michael Doughty in action for Stevenage - Credit: Archant

For Stevenage, Michael Doughty is suspended but there should be places in the squad for new loan signings from Hull City and Blackpool

Port Vale will put top scorer Tom Pope in goal for tomorrow’s match with Stevenage should Sam Johnson be injured during the match.

Vale were this week placed under a transfer embargo by the Football League until a ‘financial issues is resolved’, according to The Sentinel newspaper.

That means that the club failed to bring in another goalkeeper this week, and with first choice Chris Neal out for the rest of the campaign back-up stopper Johnson will be the only recognised goalkeeper in tomorrow’s squad.

The visitors will also be without Carl Dickinson, who is suspended, while Fulham have recalled Jack Grimmer from his loan spell at the club.


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For Stevenage, Michael Doughty is suspended while there should be places in the matchday squad for loan signings Conor Henderson, who has joined from Hull City, Anderson Banvo (Blackpool) and Tom Flanagan (MK Dons).

Steve Arnold is also set to retain his place in goal ahead of Chris Day.

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