Date: 17th September 2010 at 8:37am
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Port Vale are going like for like with tough guy Doug Loft replacing five yellow fellow and time to take a seat Gary Roberts. Talking of Lofts but Vital Macc could do with the cash try these to keep your energy bills down, keeps me in a job and will increase your loft space www.styroloft.co.uk End of plug er its made in Britain.

It is fortunate Roberts is not able to join Loft, with Bolland and possibly Hamza only having to deal with one midfield boss now as Roberts sits out his one match ban. Instead of lining up next to him the lad and with lofty aspirations will be taking his place.


With 2000 of them descending on the Moss, Port Vale`s away form would impress the Vikings in all honesty, with three wins in three, scoring six and conceding just the one. At home they have won one , drawn one and lost one, but coupled with that away horde they come to the Moss in third. Roberts has been the inspiration so his enforced emission is big news for Macc although young Doug has the ability to slot straight in and do the same job if we let him get back into his groove.

The 23-year-old midfielder takes no prisoners and started the season with a passion. He got the worst of one on Aug 14th against the Spireites but is going to return this Saturday with a vengeance it seems according to the Potteries press.

The lad can play a bit; think a mix of Bolland business and Butcher`s box-to-box antics. He likes to get forward and given a site of goal gets 50% (3 from 6) of his shots on target,. So we need to unload him quick
Come on Bolly and Hamza – big games tomorrow lads, lets get Hammy and Daniels in the positions to do damage.


Name: Doug Loft
D of B 25/12/1986
P of B Hastings
Height: 6′ 0′ (183cm)
Weight: 12st 1lbs (76.73kg)
Previous Clubs: Dagenham & R (loan), Brighton, Aldershot Town (loan)
Position: Midfielder


2010/11 Tale of the Tape

L2 Aps 2 CC Aps 1
Shots 6 Shots on 0 Fouls 4 Fouled 4
Cards 0 Mins on pitch 242

Youth – Hastings United
2005-2009 Brighton & Hove Albion 39 (2)
2009 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 11 (0)
2009 – Port Vale 34 (3)