Exeter V Port Vale at St James Park : Match Preview

19 October 2017
Hiram Boateng set to miss out again for Exeter

Hiram Boateng could miss out again when Exeter entertain Port Vale in Sky Bet League Two.

Midfielder Boateng missed the 4-1 midweek home defeat to Luton after limping off at Wycombe last weekend with a bruised leg.

Grecians boss Paul Tisdale will wait on fitness updates on skipper Jordan Moore-Taylor and Luke Croll before deciding whether to make defensive changes.

Striker Liam McAlinden will make his first league start in nearly a month if Reuben Reid is rested after going seven games without scoring.

Port Vale boss Neil Aspin is likely to stick with the same players as his side seek a third straight win.

Cristian Montano could come into consideration for a start after making a scoring return from a six-week absence with a hamstring problem in Tuesday's 3-0 win at Morecambe.

Tyler Denton was replaced at half-time by Michael Tonge, who could start after Vale scored twice in the second half at the Globe Arena.

Striker Tom Pope bagged a brace at Morecambe to take his tally to five in three games.

Source: PAR