It’s Port Vale’s first home friendly of the summer and here’s our brief guide to the action…
Vale Park stadium, 7:45pm on Tuesday evening.
What’s the Vale team news?
It’s not certain if the rumoured new signing will make an appearance but home fans will be able to see a number of new signings including Lawrie Wilson, Anthony Kay, Cristian Montano, Graham Kelly, Rob Lainton and possibly Tyrone Barnett with the latter being an injury doubt.
What about the opposition?
It’s possible that recent signing Tom Huddlestone may be in the Derby team. Other well-known names in the County squad include Scott Carson, Andrew Wisdom, Darren Bent and Dave Nugent. The side are managed by the highly respected Gary Rowett.
Any Vale connections?
Midfielder Callum Guy has been linked with a loan move back to Vale Park after a decent spell last season.
The last competitive fixture was way back in 1996 when it finished in a 1-1 draw. Striker Tony Naylor was the Vale goalscorer in front of a crowd of 11,947. In terms of overall head-to-heads, Vale have seven wins, there have been four draws while Derby have won on nine occasions. Vale last won in 1995 when Kevin Kent gave Vale a 1-0 win. There’s a clip of that win below which is taken from our YouTube channel
Here’s another clip from our onevalefan YouTube channel this time featuring Vale’s memorable 1990 FA Cup win:
- Derby County was formed back in 1884 some eight years after the Valiants’ official formation date
- The Rams were founder members of the Football League in 1888.
- The club has won two league championships
- They have also won the FA Cup and the Charity Shield
A little bit of trivia
Derby adopted their traditional black and white club colours in the 1890’s and appropriated its club nickname The Rams as a tribute to its links with the First Regiment of Derby Militia, which took a ram as its mascot and the song “The Derby Ram” as its regimental song.
The stars of our photo at the top are the club mascots – Rammie and Eweie.
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