Yeovil vs Port Vale preview
Last Updated: 26/11/18 2:53pm
Yeovil boss Darren Way has confirmed that forwards Alex Fisher and Olufela Olomola are facing a few weeks on the sidelines as his injury worries grow ahead of Tuesday's match with Port Vale.
Both players missed the weekend trip to Macclesfield after sustaining injuries against Stockport in the FA Cup, and the news has not been good with Fisher suffering a groin strain and Olomola a hamstring problem.
They join an already-long list of sidelined players, with Omar Sowunmi out until January, while James Bailey and Jordan Green are not yet ready to return following injuries of their own. However, Shaun Donnellan and Alefe Santos should be back in contention on Tuesday night.
Port Vale are waiting to discover the extent of a hamstring injury suffered by Mitch Clark in Saturday's loss to Swindon. Clark was replaced by Theo Vassell at half-time, forcing Neil Aspin to switch from a 3-5-2 to a 4-4-2 formation, and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.
Manny Oyeleke will return from a one-match ban and seems likely to get his place back from Cristian Montano, who was also hauled off at the break on Saturday. Their weekend defeat means Vale have won only one of their last five outings.
Yeovil are winless in five league games against Port Vale (D3 L2) since beating them 1-0 on matchday two in League One back in August 2007.
The last time these sides met at Huish Park (December 2017), Port Vale were eliminated from the FA Cup in a second round replay after playing 66 minutes with nine men (inc. extra-time).
Yeovil have won just once in their last 10 league games (D4 L5), after winning four of their previous five (D1).
Port Vale have won just two away league games in their last 21 attempts (D8 L11).
Port Vale's Tom Pope has scored six goals in his six league appearances against Yeovil Town, including five in four for the Valiants; against no other side has he scored more in the Football League (level with Cheltenham Town).