We take a look at Saturday’s League One lunchtime game against Shrewsbury Town
Manager: Micky Adams
Last game: 2-0 vs Colchester
Top scorer: Pope (12)
Manager: Michael Jackson
Last game: 0-2 vs Sheff Utd
Top scorer: Bradshaw (5)
Davis: extended run at centre-half
Vale are expected to stick with the same starting eleven that defeated Colchester which means that youngsters Joe Davis and Jack Grimmer will continue in central defence. Shrewsbury will assess the fitness of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Luke Summerfield and Aaron Wildig.
Yates Grimmer Davis Dickinson
Lines Loft Jones
Grew: it won’t be an easy game
“They are a wounded animal and they have a caretaker manager in there who wants the job so if anyone thinks on Saturday it is going to be an easy game for sure it won’t be. I have never gone to Shrewsbury with Port Vale and had an easy game and I don’t expect one on Saturday.”
– Mark Grew
Last time we met
Jordan Hugill scored his first senior goal for the Vale as the Valiants won 3-1 at Vale Park.
- Vale wins: 14
- Shrewsbury wins: 19
- Draws: 14
Last time we…
Beat Shrewsbury away was back in 2009 when John McCombe scored the winner in a 1-0 Vale win.
Chris Neal: will face his former side
Chris Neal will be making his second appearance against his former club since he left Shrewsbury for Vale in the summer of 2012. Neal joined Shrewsbury from Preston in 2009 and he made 74 appearances for the club. Meanwhile, winger Rob Taylor didn’t play for Shrewbury but it was the town where the 28 year-old was born.
Other players to appear for both sides include:
Luke Rodgers, Dave Hibbert, Guy Madjo, Sagi Burton, Liam Burns, Neville Southall, Carl Griffiths, Tony Kelly, Darren Hughes, Exodus Geoghaghan, Robin Hulbert, Alex Smith, Les Lawrence, Paul Maguire, Geoff Morris, John Jeffers, Steve Biggins, Tony Loska, James Hill, Tim Parkin, Geoff Hickson, Gareth Griffiths, Stewart Talbot, Alan Boswell and Brian Taylor.