Two minute guide to: Crawley (H)

Two minute guide to: Crawley (H)

Vale will be keen to return to winning ways with the visit of Crawley Town to Burslem on Tuesday evening.

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Port Vale

Manager: Rob Page

Last match: 0-1 vs Swindon

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Manager: Dean Saunders

Last match: 3-2 vs Colchester

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Team news


Louis Dodds: will he make the starting eleven?

Rob Page may be tempted to make changes after the home loss to Swindon but as we all know, he does like to keep an unchanged side. So, if any changes are made at all, we reckon that it’s likely to be Louis Dodds in for Ben Williamson.

There should be one addition on the bench. Loanee Tommy O’Sullivan was cleared for the Swindon match but he should be among the subs on Tuesday evening.

Visitors Crawley are expected to be unchanged with defenders Dean Leacock (groin) and Lanre Oyebanjo (hamstring) still missing along with midfield duo Conor Henderson (ankle) and Josh Simpson (hamstring).

Possible Vale starting XI:


Veseli – McGivern – Robertson – Dickinson

Marshall – Brown – O’Connor – Moore

Pope – Williamson


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Pre-match quote

“The first opportunity they get to put things right the normally do. Our record says in the past that when we have a defeat we bounce back straight away. They’ll be trying everything possible to make sure that happens tomorrow evening…”

– Rob Page


Last time we met

Vale won 2-1 back in December thanks to goals from Michael Brown and Louis Dodds.

Overall record

  • Vale wins: 3
  • Crawley wins: 1
  • Draws: 1


Vale have an unbeaten home record against Crawley. The sides have only met at Vale Park twice and the Valiants have won one and drawn the other.

There is yet to be a goalless match between the two sides. In fact, the five games boast a healthy average of 3.6 goals per game.

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They played for both…


Gavin Tomlin: set to face the Valiants

Former Valiant striker Gavin Tomlin is set to return to Vale Park for the first time since leaving in the summer. Tomlin had a stop-start spell at the club last season with injuries restricting him to six goals from 28 appearances.

It’s a small list of players who have played for both clubs but it includes winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie who had a loan spell with Vale in 2010 plus strikers Callum Willock and Guy Madjo.



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