Stick or twist for Gannon

11 March 2011 11:00
Manager Jim Gannon must decide whether to stick or twist with his starting XI as Port Vale welcome Oxford. Gannon made one change for Tuesday`s 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury, handing a deserved recall to Louis Dodds following his impressive winner against Macclesfield last weekend. And, although they certainly put in a shift at the Greenhous Meadow, the half-time introduction of the returning Gary Roberts and fellow midfielder Rob Taylor added something extra to Vale`s play. Gannon is not expected to have any new injury or suspension concerns as the Valiants look to continue their recent form which has seen them lose just one of their last eight games. Centre-back Gareth Owen (ankle) continues to work his way back to full fitness but the clash is likely to come too soon for him. Meanwhile, captain and leading scorer Marc Richards is aiming for his 100th goal in senior football having reached 98 with Tuesday`s brace at Shrewsbury.

Source: PA