Port Vale: Bruno Ribeiro backed his judgment over Ben Purkiss
Port Vale coach Andy Smith says manager Bruno Ribeiro is paid to back his judgment after joint captain Ben Purkiss was left out of last night's home game against Charlton.
The 32 year old was left out of the squad as Calvin Mac-Intosch was recalled and started at right back in the 1-1 draw. Summer signing Mac-Intosch was one of Vale's better players in a poor team performance as the Valiants came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw thanks to Alex Jones's 85th-minute penalty.
Port Vale's joint-captain Ben Purkiss
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