It looks like being a cracker as two bang, in-form sides meet in League One. Here’s our brief guide…
Manager: Graeme Alexander
Last match: 2-0 vs Peterborough
Form guide: W-W-W
Manager: Rob Page
Last match: 4-1 vs Rochdale
Form guide: W-W-W
* Oldest result on left
Rob Page faces a welcome selection dilemma upfront. Top-scorer AJ Leitch-Smith is fit again but he may struggle to dislodge JJ Hooper and Theo Robinson who both scored against Rochdale. Jamie Ness and Sean McAllister are in contention for Scunthorpe.
Any other business?
One or two…
First off, here are some related features:
- Our opposing views feature with Scunthorpe fans
- Rob Fielding interviewed by the Scunthorpe Telegraph (external link)
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For all the statistics you could possibly want plus betting odds we recommend you visit this link and check out Hityah’s stat centre
“I thought the front two were the difference for us last week if I am being honest. They complement each other.They both showed again on Saturday that they can finish given the opportunity so credit to them. They have asked for the opportunity and they have grabbed it with both hands.”
Port Vale’s Rob Page
Last time we met
In a match sponsored by onevalefan.co.uk it ended all-square at Vale Park. AJ Leitch-Smith was the Vale goalscorer in a 1-1 draw.
Vale’s overall record
- Wins: 12
- Defeats: 11
- Draws: 16
Port Vale’s recent record: D-D-D
Played for both
Midfielder Michael O’Connor will be returning to a club where he spent three years and made over 100 appearances. Striker Theo Robinson also spent a spell on loan with Scunthorpe earlier in his career.
On the opposing side, Joe Anyon started his professional career with Vale but is unlikely to start today. Midfielder Sean McAllister who spent a short spell with Vale is unlikely to be involved as well.
Other players to appear for both sides include:
- Winger Ian Miller
- Defender Krystian Pearce
- Midfielder Paul Harsley (above)
- Winger Jennison Myrie-Williams
- Striker Keith Houchen
- Forward Steve Cammack
- Striker Greg Luer
- Midfielder Sam Togwell
- The clubs first met competitively in 1953
- That first game ended in a 2-1 win for the Valiants
- Port Vale have won 4-1 twice – in 1968 and 1984
- The last three meetings have all ended in draws