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Aspin looks ahead to Crewe

6 November 2017

Neil Aspin has said that he expects to make several changes to his Port Vale side as they host Crewe Alexandra in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Following the impressive 2-0 win over Oxford United at the weekend, the gaffer admits that changes are likely in the final group game of the competition.

With a couple of injuries and knocks about in the camp, Aspin hopes to keep an eye on his team ready for Friday night’s clash at Newport County.

He said: “We’ve got injuries and a couple of those who could benefit from playing in the game who can’t.

“I will have to have a look at the team and see’s who’s best for Friday night as well. I think my hands are tied a little bit on which personnel I can pick.

"Regardless of who plays, I will always give somebody an opportunity to come into the team. I’ve spoken to those who are coming in the team, as we look at Friday’s team.

“I expect them to work and if they do that – I’ll be happy.”

With the Railwaymen making their second visit to Vale Park this campaign, the gaffer remains focused on his own side rather than paying attention to Vale’s local rivals.

“I’m not concentrating on Crewe,” said Aspin.

“I’m concentrating on our own team and our own players. You can always worry about the opposition and what they will do, but if we don’t do our own jobs – it’s irrelevant who we play.

“We have different personnel playing tomorrow so I’m more interested in what they do, rather than what Crewe will do."


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