Date: 15th January 2019 at 7:00am
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Port Vale manager Neil Aspin has confirmed that Aston Villa loanee Mitch Clark had suffered a second injury issue in their recent defeat to Colchester United last weekend.

The 19-year-old defender has been in fine form for the Valiants so far this season, making himself a regular in the backline and winning plenty of fans over in the process. Having returned to Villa once for treatment on a hamstring issue, he came off the pitch in the 86th minute of their last game having picked up a calf problem.

Disappointing it’s been two injuries in basically two months, but having missed two matches with the previous issue, hopefully, this won’t lay the lad up for long.

I’ve seen some talk of his contract situation (supposedly up in the summer) and suggestions that this will derail a new deal, but that’s flat our fantasy in my mind given his progress. If we don’t have an option on him, I can’t see our current setup being as daft as the previous one and not protecting our own back so we don’t lose him on a possible free and those reports leaning on a pre-contract as a way out of the club are spurious to say the least.

Source: Stoke Sentinel.

With Jordan Lyden returning from his loan spell out with Oldham Athletic in the first half of the 2018/19 campaign, it was reported a few days back that the 22-year-old had suffered a significant injury in training. Sun have claimed this week that the ‘freak injury’ at Bodymoor Heath will now keep the youngster out for the remainder of the campaign as he recovers and obviously with Lyden’s injury issues in the past since he broke through, this is a major disappointment for those who were hoping to see a little bit more of the Australian moving forward.

The Sun claim he has suffered a muscle injury after taking a shot at the end of a training session and they believe he’ll be out for at least the next three months.

When we get confirmation, fingers crossed it’s not quite that bad as he’s out of contract next summer as well.

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