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Askey pleased to have David Worrall back from suspension

20 December 2019

Following his dismissal against Scunthorpe United last month, Worrall is once again available for selection, much to the delight of the Vale boss.

Worrall has played an integral part of an impressive first-half of the season for Port Vale, and Askey described the wide midfielder as one of the Valiants’ best players so far this campaign.

Prior to his sending off last month, the 29-year-old had scored three goals in four matches in all competitions, and the gaffer is hoping that he can regain that scoring touch.

The Vale boss admitted that the wide position is an area that the squad possess good cover for, but says that Worrall has been a miss to the side.

“David [Worrall] has obviously been one of the best players so far this season, he provides a lot of energy and the break may have done him good, having said that he was on a good scoring spree.

"Hopefully he can get back to what he was doing but it’s the one position, out wide, that we have got decent cover for.

“He provides the energy and gets us up the park with his closing down, and he crosses balls early, if you look at the stats, he’s one of the highest in the league for successful crosses, he has been a miss and hopefully we can get him back to what he was doing."

The Valiants return to Vale Park tomorrow afternoon where they host Cheltenham Town, and Askey is hoping to return to winning ways in the league.

Sitting just five points off a play-off spot, three points tomorrow afternoon will push the Vale even closer to the top seven ahead of a busy Christmas period for the side.

It’s still only just three defeats in the last 17 in all competitions for Askey’s side, and the gaffer is hoping the fans can get behind the players tomorrow as they look to pick up their second win against the Robins this season.

“I’m wary because obviously the last few results haven’t been what we’ve wanted so that’s my focus, I haven’t thought about Man City, all I’m thinking about is Cheltenham tomorrow.

“We’d been playing well up until Scunthorpe, then we had one or two injuries, suspensions maybe that’s played a little part in it, I was disappointed with the Walsall game more than anything.

“If we can get three points it puts us back in a decent position and that’s what we need, we need to perform well at home and get the crowd behind us again."

 


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