Due to Vale’s busy schedule, this is a shorter than usual look ahead to Tuesday evening’s game…
Manager: Rob Page
Last match: 0-0 vs Milton Keynes
Form guide: D-L-L-L-L
Manager: Mark Robins
Last match: 2-1 vs Crawley
Form guide: W-L-W-D-L
Achille Campion: second successive start?
Rob Page says Vale “will keep the line-up to ourselves until just before kick-off” but we really wouldn’t be surprised if it remains the same as the one that faced Milton Keynes. Tom Pope’s fitness means he is unlikely to move off the bench so Achille Campion is favourite to partner Ben Williamson upfront.
In contrast, Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins is expected to make changes with Isaiah Osbourne and Neal Bishop both injury doubts along with defender Alex Davey.
“So against tough opposition really, we’ve proven over the weeks and months that we can get results away from home so we’ve got the confidence of that…”
– Rob Page
Last time we met
Former Valiant Jennison Myrie-Williams was sent-off during an entertaining 2-2 draw. Vale’s goals came from Chris Birchall and Ben Williamson.
- Vale wins: 12
- Scunthorpe wins: 11
- Draws: 11
The Vale are on a woeful run of form against Scunthorpe having failed to win on the last six occasions.
Vale have to go all the way back to 1986 for their last win over Scunthorpe – a 3-1 home win. Vale’s goalscorers that day were John Williams, Andy Jones (pen) and Russell Bromage.
And they have to go all the way back to 1973 – a run of of twelve games – for their last away win over Scunthorpe. Vale’s matchwinner in a 1-0 win was Bill Summerscales.
They played for both…
Myrie-Williams: set to face Vale
After an unhappy first return to Vale Park, Jennison Myrie-Williams will miss out on a second chance as he’s on loan to Tranmere Rovers. Sean McAllister also had a brief spell with Vale in 2012.
On the Vale side, midfielder Michael O’Connor spent three years with the Irons from 2009 to 2012.
Other players to appear for both clubs include:
- Defender Michael Walsh
- Goalkeeper Paul Musselwhite
- Striker Keith Houchen
- Striker Akpo Sodje
- Winger Ian Miller
- Defender Krystian Pearce