Port Vale: Double injury concern for Valiants
MICKY Adams has a double injury worry as he prepares for Port Vale's crucial clash against Southend.
Full-backs Richard Duffy and Dan Jones are both doubts, having missed training today.
And with skipper Doug Loft suspended, the Valiants could be forced to make three changes from the team held to a goalless draw by Bradford on Tuesday night.
"We'll give them as long as we possibly can, but both must be doubtful," said Adams.
"Dan looks as though he's tweaked his knee ligament and he did well to through the second half on Tuesday, and Richard has an ankle problem.
"We do have options, but I'd rather my two main full-backs were available. We'll have to assess everybody right up to the last minute."
Loft serves the first of a three-match ban for his straight red card in the Bradford game, but fellow midfielder Ryan Burge has recovered from the virus which kept him out on Tuesday.