Two minute guide to: Port Vale v Burton

Here’s our brief guide to Saturday’s highly-anticipated League One clash at Vale Park…

Port Vale

Manager: Rob Page

Last match: 3-2 vs Peterborough

Form guide: L-W-D-W-W

Burton Albion

Manager: Nigel Clough

Last match: 2-1 vs Fleetwood

Form guide: D-W-D-L-W

Team news


Vale are to consult parent club Crystal Palace about whether Ryan Inniss (above) should feature in the game. The defender was carried off after coughing up blood on Saturday but doctors have passed him to continue playing.

Meanwhile, striker AJ Leitch-Smith is a major doubt which means one of Theo Robinson or JJ Hooper is expected to partner Louis Dodds. Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is odds-on to return in goal after Vale allowed Chris Neal to join Bury on loan.

Pre-match thoughts

To follow…

Last time we met

The Valiants had Uche Ikpeazu sent-off as they lost 0-2 earlier this season.

Overall record

  • Vale wins: 4
  • Burton wins: 2
  • Draws: 3

Port Vale’s recent record against Burton: D-W-D-W-L

Memorable match


It was a memorable occasion on the 5th April 2013 as Lee Hughes netted a hat-trick during a 7-1 Vale victory.

Read our match report here

Played for both


Players to appear for both sides include defenders Kris Taylor and Adam Yates, goalkeepers Stuart Tomlinson and Howard Matthews while Burton’s Damien McCrory (above) is set to face Vale once again (the Irishman had two loan spells with the Valiants).


uche ikpeazu 2015

Games between the two sides seem to attract red cards. In nine games there have been FOUR sendings-off – Uche Ikpeazu (2015, above), Robbie Weir (2015), Marc Richards (2011) and Artur Krysiak (2010).

More trivia

  • The clubs first met competitively in 2010
  • Vale won the first game 3-1 thanks to a double for Marc Richards and another for Sean Rigg
  • Burton won the next game but then had to wait another six games for their second victory




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