Vale really need to take something from the match against Burton – here’s our brief guide to the game…
Date: Saturday October 24th
Manager: Rob Page
Last match: 1-2 vs Colchester United
Recent form: W-L-L-D-L
Manager: Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink
Last match: 0-0 vs Crewe
Recent form: D-W-L-L-D
The Valiants welcome back defender Richard Duffy from suspension and he is likely to replace Ryan McGivern at the back. However, Vale have issues on the flanks. Enoch Andoh will miss the game and there are also doubts over Byron Moore and Chris Birchall.
Rob Page could either stick with the wingers and select Ryan Lloyd and Louis Dodds or he may be tempted to move Sam Foley to the left and pair Michael O’Connor with Anthony Grant.
“We know we are in for an extremely tough game, they don’t half work hard for each other, they are third in the table for a reason, they are consistent with their levels of performance. Alright they have had an indifferent run the last few game but we underestimate that.
“We want to go and address our own issues at the minute, our level of performances away from home and that’s what we will be focusing on.”
Manager Rob Page on the match.
Last time we met…
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Not the best quality video but a memorable match for the Vale as they hit seven against Burton in 2013.
Vale could face former loanee Damien McCrory on Saturday. Other players to appear for both sides include
- Goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson
- Goalkeeper Howard Matthews
- Winger Brian Hopkins
- Winger Hugh Whalley (surely one of the more unfortunate names)
- 4 Port Vale wins
- 1 Port Vale losses
- 3 draws
A few essential facts about our opponents to impress your mates with…
- Vale have lost just once in their eight games against Burton
- Burton keeper Arthur Krysiak was sent-off in the teams’ first meeting in 2010
- Vale are unbeaten in their last six games against Burton