Two minute guide to: Accrington v Port Vale

Two minute guide to: Accrington v Port Vale

Can Port Vale secure a valuable away victory against Accrington?


Match details

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Vale form guide

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Vale’s top scorers

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Predict the score

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Vale will be looking to address their recent slump which has seen poor performances against both Forest Green (right) and Yeovil when Vale were lucky to scrape a draw. It looks a tough task but Vale have shown glimpses of what they are capable of – such as the four goal demolition of Luton Town.

2017-james-gibbons-altWhat will the Vale look like?

Vale could make changes after the poor performance against Yeovil. The likes of James Gibbons (right), David Worrall and new signing Luke Hannant could all be pushing for starting places. Recent signings Donovan Wilson and Dior Angus could be on the Vale bench.

nathan-smithPre-match quote

“I think it is a tough league, everyone beats anyone. It is who makes the least mistakes on the day and if you perform well you can beat anyone in the league. When we play well we can definitely challenge the top teams…”

Nathan Smith

Boss watch

John Coleman

The lower league legend has been in charge of 700 Stanley games and was linked with the Vale job earlier this season. Much as this fan is delighted with the impact Neil Aspin is having, this supporter would also not have been disappointed if Coleman had been appointed.

History lesson

Overall record

  • Port Vale wins: 11
  • Port Vale losses: 7
  • Draws: 5

kris-taylorLast time…

The Valiants played Accrington earlier this season and were beaten 2-1 thanks to two goals from striker Billy Kee. Vale’s consolation came from David Worrall.

The last time we travelled to Accrington was in 2012 when we lost 2-0. The last time Vale won at Accrington was in 2010 when the Valiants won 2-1 thanks to goals from Craig Davies adn Kris Taylor (right).

scott-brownPlayed for both…

The Valiants could face former midfielder Scott Brown (right) who is a member of the Accrington squad. The experienced 32 year-old was at Vale Park back in 2008.

Other players to appear for both clubs include:

  • Walter Aveyard
  • Gerry Keenan
  • Sean Docherty
  • Mark Boyd
  • John Durnin