Port Vale could welcome back duo for FA Cup clash

Posted Friday, November 09, 2018 by PA

Port Vale could welcome back duo for FA Cup clash

Port Vale boss Neil Aspin could welcome back two men from injury as League One Sunderland arrive at Vale Park in the FA Cup first round on Sunday.

Full-back Cristian Montano and midfielder Manny Oyeleke both played 90 minutes for the reserves in their midweek Central League win over Wigan and could return to contention.

The pair have missed the last eight games, Montano with a knee problem and Oyeleke because of a hamstring injury.

Aspin, whose League Two side is unbeaten in five games in all competitions, otherwise has no fresh selection problems.

Sunderland midfielder Max Power will return to the Black Cats’ squad after serving a four-game ban.

Power was dismissed for the second time this season during the 2-1 League One win at Bradford on October 6, but is available once again.

However, full-back Bryan Oviedo is likely to be missing with a calf injury which has seen him left out of the Costa Rica squad for the forthcoming round of international fixtures, and midfielder Lee Cattermole too could sit out again after missing last weekend’s 2-0 win at Plymouth with a foot problem.

Central defender Glenn Loovens is fit after recovering from a hamstring injury, while strikers Duncan Watmore and Charlie Wyke (both knee) are edging their way back towards fitness.


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