Cooper starts Forest Green ban in opposition to Port Vale
Charlie Cooper begins a three-match ban as Forest Green welcome Port Vale in Sky Bet League Two.
Midfielder Cooper used to be despatched off for a stamp on Wycombe’s Luke O’Nien on New Year’s Day, an incident which ended along with his father Mark, the Rovers supervisor, being banished to the stands.
Full-back Alex Whittle stands by way of for his debut after becoming a member of from York on a loose switch ultimate week.
Loan signings Alex Iacovitti and Jack Fitzwater have returned to their respective mum or dad golf equipment, Nottingham Forest and West Brom, as bottom-placed Rovers glance to herald reinforcements.
James Gibbons may just go back to the Port Vale beginning line-up after you have his first style of motion since December 12 on New Year’s Day.
The defender used to be used as a second-half replace within the 1-Zero defeat at Notts County after Tom Anderson broke his nostril following a four-match ban, and Anderson generally is a doubt.
Vale stay in talks with Bournemouth as they try to lengthen midfielder Ben Whitfield’s mortgage keep, which expired after Monday’s recreation, however defender Tyler Denton has returned to mum or dad membership Leeds.
Defenders Adam Yates (nostril, cheekbone and eye socket fractures) and Kjell Knops (knee) stay at the long-term casualty record.