We take a look at Saturday’s game against local rivals Crewe with another of our brief guides.
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Manager: Micky Adams
Last game: 0-1 vs Bradford
Top scorer: Pope (12)[/col]
Manager: Steve Davis
Last game: 1-3 vs Brentford
Top scorer: Aneke (10)
Jennison Myrie-Williams: set for a recall?
Vale could make changes after the defeat to Bradford City. Liam Chilvers, Richard Duffy and Rob Taylor are back in training but the game may come too soon for them. One possible change is Jennison Myrie-Williams replacing Dan Jones who could drop to the bench. Ben Williamson, Gavin Tomlin and Jordan Hugill are competing to partner top-scorer Tom Pope.
Crewe are waiting on the fitness of striker Uche Ikpeazu who is recovering from an ankle injury.
[box style=”rounded” ]Possible Vale starting XI:
Yates Grimmer Davis Dickinson
Loft Griffith Lines Myrie-Williams
Mark Grew: believes the pressure is on Crewe
“Let’s look at it. The pressure is all on Crewe, a draw is no good anymore. I am sure they will be trying to turn the tables. They are in the bottom four, fighting for survival and this will be a tough game.”
– Mark Grew
“It is a big game for them and it is a big game for everyone at the club really.”
– Doug Loft
“All the hype about myself and the two lads playing is nice from a personal level, but they are both very professional about it and know its all about getting the three points on the day.”
– Steve Davis
Jennison Myrie-Williams: scored the winner at the Alexandra stadium
Last time we met
The Valiants won 2-1 back in November thanks to strikes from Rob Taylor and Jennison Myrie-Williams.
- Vale wins: 33
- Crewe wins: 16
- Draws: 21
Did you know?
David Artell “scored” for Vale in the last league encounter at Vale Park. Artell, who joined and then left the Valiants under a cloud scored an own-goal as Vale drew 1-1 with Crewe.
Joe Davis: will take on his father’s side
There’s been an awful lot of attention on the Davis family ahead of this clash. Joe plays for Vale and will face brother Harry who lines up in the Crewe defence. Meanwhile, their father, Steve, manages the Crewe side. But Vale also have two more former Alex men in their side in defender Adam Yates and striker Tom Pope.
Other players to appear for both sides include:
Gary Roberts, Marc Richards, Stuart Tomlinson, Luke Rodgers, Ashley Westwood, Phil Charnock, Dave Brammer (pictured right), Tony Naylor, Richard Walker, Sagi Burton, Lee Matthews, Paul Bowles, Tommy Cheadle, Arthur Bateman, Herbert Birchenought, Roy Gater, Neil Griffiths, Terry Harkin, George Hickson, Geoff Hunter, Bert Llewellyn, Joe Maloney, Bob Mountford, Neil Wilkinson, Derek Mountford, Ron Smith, Stan Smith and Kevin Tully.