It’s Port Vale’s third away game of the season, it’s also Ernie Moss day – so here’s our brief guide…
- League Two
- Saturday 19th August, 2017
- Proact Stadium, Chesterfield
What will the Vale look like?
That is a good question. Michael Brown must surely be tempted to ring the changes after the poor home defeat to Wycombe and a number of injuries. It’s likely that Michael Tonge (above) will come in for Danny Pugh while Dan Turner and Ben Whitmore are both pushing for starts. New signing Jack Stobbs will probably be on the bench.
What about the opposition?
Chesterfield defender Scott Wiseman is available to face Port Vale despite being sent off last weekend. His red card in the 2-0 defeat at Notts County has been rescinded after an appeal. Jerome Binnom-Williams (ankle) and Joe Rowley (shoulder) remain out.
The Scottish International defender had a 14 year playing career before moving to management with a one year spell with Wigan. He was appointed by Chesterfield in 2016 but was unable to prevent the club being relegated. His current record stands at just two wins in twenty two games.
Stats and facts
- Port Vale wins: 33
- Port Vale losses: 42
- Draws: 22
Last time we…
The last time we beat Chesterfield at Chesterfield was way back in 2010 but it was nevertheless a game to remember. Marc Richards (above) hit a hat-trick as Vale triumphed 5-0.
Played for both…
We’ve already mentioned Marc Richards who played for both but there’s also Vale old boy Joe Anyon who is set to be between the sticks on Saturday. Other players in recent years include Sam Togwell, Dan Jones, Paul Harsley, Danny Whitaker, Sam Morsy and Jay O’Shea.
Looking further back, midfielder John Ridley, defenders Colin Tartt and Gary Pollard plus forwards Stuart Littlewood, Bob Newton, Ernie Moss and Steve Cammack have all played for both clubs.
Ernie Moss Day
“It was good to get that [result] on the first day. You saw our away form last year was very poor, so it was great to go and grind that result out and we will be looking to do the same again on Saturday…”
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