Rather than our traditional two minute guide, here’s a shorter than usual sixty second guide to our friendly opponents.
Manager: Micky Adams
Last friendly: 1-1 versus Tiverton
Manager: Dougie Freedman
Last friendly: 0-1 vs AFC Fylde
Robertson: may miss the game
Chris Robertson is an injury doubt while Byron Moore is likely to remain on compassionate leave following the tragic death of his brother. New loan signing Freddie Veseli comes into the Vale squad.
“Bolton will present a stern test and it will be a step up in terms of the pace and competitive edge you need before you kick off the season. I want my players to show not only are they fit individually, but also that they grasp what they need from a team perspective to take us forward.”
– Micky Adams
Last time we met
The two sides last met competitively back in 2000. Bolton won that encounter 2-1 thanks to goals from Eidur Gudjohnsen and Allan Johnston while Vale’s goal came from cult hero Ville Viljanan (right).
- Vale wins: 2
- Bolton wins: 22
- Draws: 10
Did you know?
Port Vale’s last competitive win over Bolton was an FA Cup victory back in 1988. Vale also defeated Bolton 2-1 in the league that same season.
Any other business
Vale will show off their new away kit this evening.
Some rather blurry (it was an old VHS tape) footage of Vale’s league win in 1988 from the OVF Youtube channel
See more classic Vale video clips on our YouTube channel