Port Vale Manager Micky Adams has reassured Chris Martin that he is still has a big future with the Club after dropping the 19 year old keeper for Tuesday’s 4-0 win over Lincoln City.
Martin had been an ever-present between the sticks for Vale since Joe Anyon broke his leg last March, and had restricted Anyon to a substitutes’ role on his return to full fitness until Tuesday.
Anyon’s return prompted by Adams deciding to freshen things up after a run of three defeats in four games.
“We’re pleased for Joe because he’s had his problems,” said Adams in The Sentinel. “He’s been unlucky this season because we’ve had a fantastic young keeper come through the ranks and his recall was no slight on Chris.”
“But when you concede goals you have to look at everything and that’s no criticism of him. We’ve looked slightly nervous at home recently so I wanted to freshen it up. But we think a lot of Chris and he’ll be the future of the Club.”
Both keepers are out of contract in the summer but Adams has expressed his wish to offer Martin a new deal.