Port Vale have a chance of moving out of the relegation zone on Tuesday night. Here’s our brief guide…
The two sides
- Manager: Michael Brown
- Last match: 3-2 vs Swindon Town
- Top scorer: Alex Jones (10)
- Manager: Justin Edinburgh
- Last match: 1-0 vs Wimbledon
- Top scorer: John-Joe O’Toole (12)
14th March 2017
“I enjoyed my time there. Ideally I didn’t want to leave Port Vale, but things happen in football and I appreciate the support the fans gave me in that time. But I can’t wait to go there on Tuesday. The most important thing is the result but it would be nice to get a goal.”
JJ Hooper, who returns to Northampton
Vale team news
The Valiants will be hoping that the injury picked up by Sam Foley (right) won’t rule him out of the game. Veterans Jerome Thomas and Danny Pugh missed the game against Swindon and it is doubtful if either will feature against Northampton. If so, Onamide Shodipo may keep his place on the wing. Seb Amoros may be fit enough to make the matchday squad.
Last time we met…
The two sides met earlier this season when Rob Page’s Northampton side triumphed 3-2.
Port Vale wins: 19
Port Vale losses: 28
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The game could well see former Valiant, Marc Richards, playing against us for Northampton. Richards was top-scorer for four seasons in a row at Vale Park after joining in 2007. He left for Chesterfield in 2012. He has now been at Northampton for two years.
Another former Valiant, Jak McCourt, who had a short loan spell under Rob Page at Vale Park has recently been on the bench
Other players to appear for both clubs include:
- Striker JJ Hooper
- Defender Lee Collins
- Midfielder Paul Harsley
- Defender David Artell
- Forward John Froggatt
- Right-back Adam Yates
- Striker Leon Constantine
- Right-back Bradley Sandeman
- Left-back Dan Jones
- Defender Liam Chilvers
Did you know…
- Vale last won at Northampton in 2012 when Sean Rigg (right) scored the winner.
- The two sides first met back in 1938 with it ending as a 2-0 win for Northampton.
- In 1982 the game finished in an astonishing 5-3 away win for Vale. Geoff Hunter (2), Phil Sproson, Mark Chamberlain and Jimmy Greenoff scoring for the Vale.