Port Vale boss Dean Glover is turning his attention to other loan targets after an extension to Kevin Gall's stay was ruled out through injury.
Gall's parent club Carlisle had agreed for the attacking midfielder to remain at Vale Park for a further month but the discovery of a calf injury which could rule him out for up to three weeks has scuppered those plans.
Glover said in The Sentinel: "Hopefully Kevin will go back to Carlisle and get himself fit but I can't take a gamble on him if he's going to be out for between one and three weeks."
He added: "He gave us another dimension in attack so I think we will need another body in for the run-in. We need a wide midfielder because we have enough options through the centre. It's now a case of ringing around our contacts and seeing what turns up."
But Glover will have his work cut out if he is to attract another player before Thursday's 5pm deadline.
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