Port Vale take on Peterborough United at Vale Park this Saturday – here’s our brief guide…
Date: Saturday 17th October
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Manager: Rob Page
Last match: 0-1 vs Southend
Recent form: W-D-W-L-L
Manager: Graham Westley
Last match: 1-2 vs Wigan
Recent form: D-W-L-W-W
With Anthony Grant suspended, attention will turn to who will replace him. Last season’s player of the year Michael O’Connor is nearing full fitness but we think the favourite will be veteran Michael Brown. Byron Moore is set to return to the wing in place of Chris Birchall while Remie Streete should be fit again and could replace Ryan McGivern. As widely reported, the Alnwick brothers will line-up in the two goals.
Manager Rob Page on the match.
Last time we met…
Port Vale won 2-1 at home last season.
Striker Ronnie Jepson (above) is one of a number of players to appear for both clubs. Jepson began his career with the Valiants in 1989 and spent a spell on loan with Peterborough before he moved on to Preston for £80,000 in 1990. Other players to appear for both sides include
- Striker David Riley
- Defender Exodus Geohaghan
- Striker Carl Griffiths
- Forward Dave Hibbert
- Forward Andy Clarke
- Striker Justin Richards
- 17 Port Vale wins
- 16 Port Vale losses
- 14 draws
A few essential facts about our opponents to impress your mates with…
- Vale have lost just once in their last nine home games against Posh
- The two sides first met in 1961 when Vale lost 1-0.
- Vale’s best performance is a 5-0 win in 2000.