Yeovil Town left-back Carl Dickinson is training with League Two side Port Vale. The 32 year old has only been included in one Glovers line-up in the last seven matches and last weekend tweeted from Stoke City's match, where he was a spectator at the game, meaning that it became clear that he was not at Huish Park watching the Newport County fixture.
It now appears that Dickinson - who is a former Valiants player - has stayed in the Midlands, with their former captain joining them for their first team training. According to the Stoke Sentinel, Dickinson has been told by Yeovil that he "isn't in their immediate plans", and so has asked Port Vale if he can train with them for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
Dickinson can't sign for Port Vale at this stage, due to transfer window rules, and is under contract with Yeovil until the 2019-20 season ends. However, it would appear that despite the change of first team management, Caretaker boss Neale Marmon is unwilling to select him for games. As yet, the Somerset local media have not asked either former boss Darren Way or Marmon himself as to what Dickinson's status is, with fellow defender Craig Alcock having also been absent from recent fixtures under both managers. In Alcock's case his contract runs out at the end of the 2018-19 season, but he has not played for the club, nor featured on a teamsheet since February 16th.
During this week's press interviews, Marmon indicated that only midfielder Alex Pattison (back) and winger Rhys Browne (hamstring) were on the club's injury list, meaning that all other players are in theory available for selection.
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