Assistant manager Mark Grew says that Vale’s travelling fans could make the Crewe fixture “like a home game” for Port Vale.
Vale have sold their allocation of 2,278 tickets for the game and Grew told the press: “We always sell out at Crewe and will probably have as many supporters there as they will. It’s like a home game for us every year we go there.
“People say Shrewsbury is a derby for us and that’s a lot further away than Crewe. Of course this is a derby and it means a lot to both camps.”
However, Grew has warned that in a derby game, league form counts for nothing adding: “Crewe are not having the best of times, but in a derby that means absolutely nothing. Pride means a lot and people raise their games for these sort of matches.
“Steve is no mug. He will be getting them wound up for this game. There is talk he is trying to get a couple of players in this week, so we expect a couple of new faces in before we play them.”
Please don’t travel without tickets
Cheshire Police have asked Vale fans without tickets not to go to the game and issued other match information for supporters.