Port Vale's Louis Dodds frustrated with lack of opportunities

Louis Dodds
Dodds has scored twice for Vale so far this season

Port Vale's attacking midfielder Louis Dodds has said that he is growing frustrated at his lack of first team opportunities at the club.

Dodds, 24, has come off the bench in five of Vale's six league games so far this season, but has started just once.

He told BBC Radio Stoke: "The lads that have the shirt have taken it with both hands so I can't argue with that."

He added: "When I get my chance I have to show what I can do, and hopefully I've been doing that."

Dodds joined the club in 2008 having started as a trainee at Leicester, and had loan spells with Lincoln, Rochdale and Northwich.

He scored in the club's opening game of the season at home to Crawley and then again in the 3-2 away defeat by AFC Wimbledon.

"The manager says that a defeat can open the door for people, and I was given my chance because of injuries to Loft and Rigg," Dodds continued. "So you could say that every black cloud has a silver lining.

"I came in to the team and scored, so hopefully when I get another chance i'll be able to do the same again."

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