Two minute guide to: Swindon Town

Here’s our brief preview of Port Vale’s match against Swindon – not a happy hunting ground for the Valiants..

Match Essentials

Date: Tuesday 18th August

Ticket prices: Available here

Port Vale

Manager: Rob Page
Last match: 1-1 vs Gillingham
Recent form: D-W-D


Manager: Mark Cooper
Last match: 2-2 vs Bury
Recent form: W-L-D

Team News


After his impressive start to his Vale career, Enoch Andoh will miss the game through injury. Manager Rob Page faces a tactical question in Andoh’s absence. He could go for a like-for-like replacement in Sam Kelly or he could strengthen his midfield by switching Sam Foley to the left and bringing Michael Brown into the centre.

Pre-match quote

Midfielder Michael Brown believes Vale need to change their approach against Swindon.

Last time we met…

Swindon continued their run of wins over Vale with a 1-0 win at Vale Park. The highlights are above.

Club Connections

Vale assistant manager Paul Bodin has been player, coach and even caretaker manager at Swindon.

There are a number of other players to appear for both clubs including:

  • Striker Billy Paynter 
  • Defender Tim Parkin
  • Winger Alex Smith
  • Forward Ken Beamish
  • Striker Calvin Andrew

Bluffer’s Guide

Overall record:

  • 28 Port Vale wins
  • 30 Port Vale losses
  • 18 draws

Essential facts about our opponents to impress your mates with…

  • Vale have a dreadful recent record against Swindon  as Town have won the last seven encounters between the two sides
  • Vale’s last win was back in 2007 when goals from Luke Rodgers and Dan Whitaker earned a 2-1 home win
  • Vale’s last away win was in 2005 when Micky Bell and Chris Cornes scored in a 2-1 win.
  • The 1986 encounter was a dramatic affair with Vale losing 3-4 at home.
  • Vale’s best performance was a 6-1 win back in 1960.
  • However, Swindon have hit three or more past Vale in three of the last five matches between the sides.


Two minute guide to: Swindon Town
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