One minute guide to: Bolton

One minute guide to: Bolton

Rather than our traditional two minute guide, here’s a shorter than usual sixty second guide to our friendly opponents.

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Port Vale

Manager: Micky Adams

Last friendly: 1-1 versus Tiverton[/col][col grid=”2-1″]

Bolton

Manager: Dougie Freedman

Last friendly: 0-1 vs AFC Fylde[/col]

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Team news

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Robertson: may miss the game

Chris Robertson is an injury doubt while Byron Moore is likely to remain on compassionate leave following the tragic death of his brother. New loan signing Freddie Veseli comes into the Vale squad.

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Pre-match quote

“Bolton will present a stern test and it will be a step up in terms of the pace and competitive edge you need before you kick off the season. I want my players to show not only are they fit individually, but also that they grasp what they need from a team perspective to take us forward.”

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Last time we met

The two sides last met competitively back in 2000. Bolton won that encounter 2-1 thanks to goals from Eidur Gudjohnsen and Allan Johnston while Vale’s goal came from cult hero Ville Viljanan (right).

Overall record

  • Vale wins: 2
  • Bolton wins: 22
  • Draws: 10

Did you know?

Port Vale’s last competitive win over Bolton was an FA Cup victory back in 1988. Vale also defeated Bolton 2-1 in the league that same season.

Any other business

Vale will show off their new away kit this evening.

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Highlights

Some rather blurry (it was an old VHS tape) footage of Vale’s league win in 1988 from the OVF Youtube channel

See more classic Vale video clips on our YouTube channel

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