David Artell says that veteran striker, Chris Porter, was unfortunate not to keep his place against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday evening. With Artell reverting back to a 4-3-3 formation, Porter was the unlucky one to miss out with his usual strike partner, Mikael Mandron, leading the line.
Porter, 37, had scored against Accrington Stanley and Sunderland and partnered Stephen Walker in the disappointing 3-0 defeat to Lincoln City.
The Alex boss told the club’s official website: “Chris has scored more goals than Mika recently. He has been Jonny-on-the-Spot and knows how to score goals.
“They are similar but different players. They have different physical attributes and we are looking at trying to get more into Mika what Ports has.
“We cannot get more of Mika into Ports because of his age and that is just natural, so that is where we are with the development of those two.
He added: “Chris has been excellent for us recently and he was unfortunate to miss out on Tuesday night. Like I’ve said, we went that way for a specific reason and it won’t impact what we do on Saturday because it is a different opponent.”