Port Vale could be without Ryan McGivern for up to six weeks after the defender had a plate fitted in his arm.
Port Vale have announced the signing of defender Ryan McGivern from Hibernian on a two-year deal.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has praised Ryan McGivern and James McPake for answering a late call-up.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has added two more players to his squad to face Turkey on Friday.
Aaron Hughes and Ryan McGivern have been ruled out of Northern Ireland's World Cup games with Portugal and Luxembourg.
Sky Sports understands Ryan McGivern is to join Hibernian permanently after a successful loan from Manchester City.
Ryan McGivern believes Hibernian have momentum going into Sunday's Scottish Cup final against Celtic.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has lost six players from his squad for the trip to Malta.
Hibernian have agreed deals to keep Leigh Griffiths and Ryan McGivern on loan until the end of the season.
Sky Sports understands that Ryan McGivern will see out the season at Hibernian after seeing his loan agreement extended.
Sky Sports understands Hibernian are close to agreeing a deal to keep Man City defender Ryan McGivern at Easter Road.
Ryan McGivern says his confidence has been given a massive boost after he helped to shackle Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani.
Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon hopes to keep loan trio Leigh Griffiths, Jorge Claros and Ryan McGivern beyond January.
Sky Sports understands Hibernian are in talks with Manchester City over a loan move for defender Ryan McGivern.
Sky Sports understands Brentford have failed in a move to sign Manchester City defender Ryan McGivern.
Sky Sports understands Crystal Palace are considering a move to bring Manchester City defender Ryan McGivern back to the club on loan.
Sky Sports understands Barnsley are ready to rival Bristol City for Manchester City defender Ryan McGivern.
Skysports.com understands Bristol City are in talks with Manchester City regarding a permanent deal for on-loan defender Ryan McGivern.
Manchester City youngster Ryan McGivern has joined Bristol City on loan after seeing a deal at Crystal Palace come to an end.
Skysports.com understands Manchester City's Ryan McGivern has signed a contract with the club until 2013.
Watch every goal from every game in the Football League on your computer, mobile or tablet...