It’s yet another vital game as Port Vale travel to Southend desperate for points to boost their survival bid…
The two sides
- Manager: Michael Brown (interim)
- Last match: 1-2 vs Bradford City
- Top scorer: Alex Jones (10)
- Manager: Phil Brown
- Last match: 1-2 vs Gillingham
- Top scorer: Simon Cox (11)
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4th March 2017
Here’s former Port Vale striker Theo Robinson…
“I would love to get one back on them and obviously it’s a big game for us so I’m looking forward to it…”
Vale team news
The Sentinel hinted that Vale may make changes for the postponed game against Rochdale and this may be true for this game too. The likes of Jerome Thomas, Anton Forrester and Sam Foley will have to be carefully managed due to their injury records and Michael Brown (right) could well rotate his squad. It may even be a game for the manager himself to don the boots.
Last time we met…
Goals from Anton Forrester and Remie Streete gave Vale a 2-0 win earlier in the season.
Port Vale wins: 26
Port Vale losses: 23
Former Valiant Theo Robinson could face his former club as could winger Will Atkinson. Other players to appear for both sides include:
- Defender Luke Prosser
- Midfielder Anthony Grant
- Striker Leon Constantine
- Forward Gavin Tomlin
- Forward Jemal Johnson
- Winger Danny Maye
Did you know…
- The two sides first met in 1938 when Southend won 1-0.
- Vale’s last win at Southend was back in 2010.
- Both side’s biggest victory over each other is a 5-0 win.