McCombe banned against Mariners

27 December 2009 05:26
McCombe should have served his one-match ban a week ago, but both of Vale's last two games have fallen foul to the wintry conditions, so the centre-half sees his ban carry over to the Grimsby clash.

The enforced break has offered some benefits to boss Micky Adams, though, as Louis Dodds has now fully recovered from a knee injury and is in contention for the game.

Sean Rigg will attempt to make his comeback from a ban that ended after Vale's 1-1 draw at Northampton on December 12, while veteran Geoff Horsfield will be out well into the new year with a hamstring problem.

Vale will be glad that their return to action comes with an away trip as Adams' men have remained unbeaten in their last six games on the road.

Source: Team_Talk