Can Vale build on their draw against Oldham with a win over the Blades? Here’s our brief guide…
Date: Saturday October 3rd
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Manager: Rob Page
Last match: 1-1 vs Oldham
Recent form: W-L-L-W-D
Manager: Nigel Adkins
Last match: 0-0 vs Burton
Recent form: L-L-D-W-D
After scoring in midweek, striker Uche Ikpeazu is expected to start upfront. He could be joined by fit again Louis Dodds.
Sheffield United pair Jose Baxter and Che Adams are both expected to return to the squad after missing the goalless midweek draw at Burton.
Port Vale manager Rob Page on the game.
Last time we met…
The Valiants lost 1-0 at Bramall Lane last season.
Defender Neill Collins could face the Valiants for the first time since his loan spell ended last season. Collins is back in favour and in the Blades’ defence. Port Vale manager Rob Page had a three year spell with Sheffield United.
Other players to appear for both clubs include:
- Striker Geoff Horsfield
- Forward Gary Mulligan
- Forward Gary Brazil
- Defender Dean Glover
- Defender Paul Beesley
Here’s a six goal thriller from 1988 from the OVF YouTube channel. You’ll find plenty of other vintage Vale videos there too.
- 6 Port Vale wins
- 23 Port Vale losses
- 9 draws
A few essential facts about our opponents to impress your mates with…
- Vale’s 2-1 win in 1999 ended a 15 match winless streak
- The first match took place in 1892 and ended in a club record 10-0 league loss for Vale
- However, Vale’s first win came just three games and one year later – a 2-1 FA Cup victory
- Vale have won just one of their last ten home games against the Blades