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Gannon quiet over row talk

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Port Vale manager Jim Gannon refused to be drawn on recent turbulent events at the club, despite his side dispelling much of the gloom with a 2-1 win at Aldershot.

Gannon, who took charge last month, is said to have got off the team bus on Friday following an alleged row with his assistant Geoff Horsfield as the team travelled to the League Two fixture. The former Stockport boss is then understood to have returned to Vale Park for talks with chairman Bill Bratt, while Horsfield also got off the bus later in the journey.

Gannon said after Saturday's victory: "The club have made a statement about the events of the last day. It is an internal matter, subject to a disciplinary hearing, so I think the most professional thing to do is to leave it in the hands of the club. The club are looking to sort it out on Monday. Geoff was not here at the game, and that was also the club's decision."

Goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson had posted on Twitter: "Awesome events on the team bus" before going on to post: "Someone has left the bus."

Bratt has said the club will deal internally with the reported incident on Monday.

John McCombe and Marc Richards netted for the visitors in Saturday's game, with Peter Vincenti replying for the Shots.

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Stuart Tomlinson
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