It’s the second home game in a row for Port Vale – can the Valiants make it six points out of six…
- Football League
- Tuesday 21st November
- Vale Park
What will the Vale look like?
Midfielder Anthony Kay (right) is suspended for this game so his place will probably go to one of Billy Reeves, Michael Tonge or Chris Regis.
What about the opposition?
Mansfield are likely to recall striker Danny Rose, suspended on Saturday, in place of forward Jimmy Spencer.
“It might not have been the prettiest performance [against Barnet], but winning is the main thing and hopefully we can repeat that on Tuesday. We came out on top and we deserved the points we earned, but hopefully next time out we’ll add a bit more quality and maybe find a few more goals…”
Port Vale defender Nathan Smith
The Scotsman certainly divides opinion and will almost certainly not be the most popular figure on the Vale Park sidelines this season. Convicted of tax evasion while Boston manager the 55 year-old is in charge of his sixth club.
- Port Vale wins: 21
- Port Vale losses: 14
- Draws: 12
The last time the two sides met at Vale Park was a Football League Trophy clash in 2016 which the Valiants lost 1-0. The last league clash at Vale Park was in 2002 when Vale won 4-2 thanks to goals from Micky Cummins (2), Ian Armstrong and Billy Paynter (right).
Played for both…
There are a couple of former Valiants in the Mansfield ranks in former loanees Krystian Pearce and Will Atkinson.
Other players to appear for both clubs include:
- Winger Kevin Kent
- Goalkeeper Kevin Pilkington
- Defender Lee Collins
- Winger Colin Daniel
- Defender John McCombe
- Forward Neville Chamberlain
- Striker Calvin Andrew
- Defender Rob Taylor
- Midfielder Gary Roberts (right)