LEO FASAN, on loan from Celtic, is looking for the backing of the Port Vale fans as he prepares for his debut today.

The Italian keeper agreed a loan move to the League One side on Tuesday’s transfer deadline day.

Ironically, the Hoops understudy was brought in by boss Michael Brown to replace Jak Alnwick, who joined Rangers in a £250,000 move as Mark Warburton looked for cover with Matt Gilks switching to Wigan.

Now Fasan, 23, is hoping to get the nod to face Peterborough at Vale Park.

He said: “I have trained with Ryan Boot and Harry Pickering and I can see that they are very good goalkeepers.”

“I don’t mind fighting to start the games and, obviously, I will do my best. We will see if the manager wants me to play this afternoon.

“He has been very welcoming and we had a chat when he told me to just do my best and that it was a good opportunity for me to play.

“I am looking forward to start playing games.

”It would be unbelievable to make my debut in front of the supporters at the home stadium.

“I hope that the fans will support me.”

Fasan made only one first team appearance for the Hoops this season when he played in the International Champions Cup 2-0 defeat against Inter Milan in Limerick in August.

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