Can Vale build on their Fleetwood win with a home victory over Oldham? Here’s our brief guide…
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Date: Tuesday 29 September
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Manager: Rob Page
Last match: 2-1 vs Fleetwood
Recent form: W-W-L-L-W
Manager: David Dunn
Last match: 1-1 vs Wigan
Recent form: L-L-L-D-D
With Ryan Inniss out of action for a couple of months, Remie Streete will come into the defence. Upfront, there appear to be two questions for Rob Page – should AJ Leitch-Smith and Uche Ikpeazu (above) keep their places or should Enoch Andoh and Colin Daniel come into the side. We suspect the former. Jak McCourt has returned to Leicester City after the conclusion of his loan spell.
Oldham striker Jonathan Forte could be out for the rest of the year after undergoing a knee operation. Captain Liam Kelly could also be a doubt. He came back from injury on Saturday but may not be fit for another start so soon after his comeback.
Defender Ben Purkiss on the game.
Last time we met…
The Valiants lost 1-0 at home last season.
Midfielder Danny Whitaker is one of a number of players to appear for both clubs. Others include:
- Goalkeeper Mark Grew
- Striker Chris Killen
- Forward Len Stephenson
- Striker Marc Richards
- Left-back Russell Bromage
- Left-back Dan Jones
- Centre-half Gareth Owen
- Striker Lee Hughes
- Striker Darren Beckford
- Striker Craig Davies
Here’s a clash from 1990 from the OVF YouTube channel. You’ll find plenty of other vintage Vale videos there too.
- 31 Port Vale wins
- 28 Port Vale losses
- 14 draws
A few essential facts about our opponents to impress your mates with…
- Oldham have beaten Vale 5-1 on two occasions (1936 and 1934)
- The first match between the sides took place in 1924
- Vale have only won once at home in their last three meetings with Oldham
- Vale won 3-2 in 1997 thanks to a 85th minute winner by Tony Naylor[/box]