Port Vale V Shrewsbury at Vale Park : Match Preview

16 March 2017
Port Vale V Shrewsbury - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Hamstring strain sidelines Scott Tanser for Shrewsbury visit

Port Vale's injury problems continue to mount with defender Scott Tanser sidelined for the visit of Shrewsbury with a hamstring strain.

He was replaced at half-time of the midweek defeat at Northampton by Kiko, who himself had been rested to nurse a similar issue.

Fellow defender Kjell Knops struggled through the match with a groin injury which makes him doubtful for Friday night.

Forward Rigino Cicilia played for the reserves in midweek so could come back into contention but - with defender Remie Streete not fully fit and Jerome Thomas and midfielder Danny Pugh still likely to be sidelined - manager Michael Brown has hinted at "a few surprises" in the starting line-up.

Former Port Vale striker AJ Leitch-Smith is closing in on a Shrewsbury comeback following a knee injury.

The ex-Vale man has not started for the Shrews since injuring knee ligaments against his former side in November's goalless draw.

Shaun Whalley continues to battle a hamstring injury but defender Joe Riley is fit again after his own hamstring complaint.

Defenders Olly Lancashire (calf) and Abu Ogogo (knee) have both been sidelined for a number of weeks.