AlsagerCrewie gives the viewpoint of a member of the opposition ahead of the weekend’s game…
About the fan
“I have supported the team my whole life. My dad took me when I was four or five and I’ve followed them ever since. I started going to away games too about 7 or 8 years ago…”
How is your team faring this season?
Our current form has been really positive since we brought in Ajose and Ikpeazu on loan, as well as Ness really finding his feet…
Our current form has been really positive since we brought in Ajose and Ikpeazu on loan, as well as Ness really finding his feet. I’d say we’re doing about as expected pre-season, although better than most fans would have hoped when we went on a bad run at the beginning at the season and looked like certs for relegation.
Who should we watch out for?
Uche Ikpeazu. An absolute machine and will be a handful for your lightweight defence. Ajose works well with him and knows where the goal is.
What are your thoughts on your manager?
He’s still learning. He’s not good enough in the transfer market leaving us reliant on loans, and sometimes suspect with substitutions, but obviously can’t complain considering all he’s achieved.
What are your thoughts on your board?
Some fans are unhappy because of the huge transfer fees that have come in especially in the last few years, and yet our budget remains one of the smallest in the league with little explanation.
Any views on Port Vale?
I suppose Byron Moore is the one I know a lot about. He used to love a big game for us and that’s the only time he’d really show up, but he was rubbish when he played in September.
A score prediction?
It will be close, but looking at form and the pattern of results we’ve seemed to follow over the last few years, I’d go for a 2-1 to Vale. We’ve got it in us to batter you again though.