Rob Page says he “always looks out” for Vale results as his Northampton team prepare to travel to Vale Park.
Page will be returning to Vale Park for the first time since leaving in the summer and he told the official Northampton Town website: “I will always be in debt to Port Vale for giving me my first opportunity in coaching with Micky Adams and I have still got a lot of friends there.
“I always look out for their results, we certainly had a rollercoaster of emotions in my two years as manager but I thought we finished last season really well.
“There was a big turn around in players over the summer but similar to ourselves they started the season well and have perhaps just not won as many games as they would have liked in the last few weeks but they had an excellent win in the FA Cup last weekend and we know it will be tough for us.”
Page first joined the Valiants in 2011 as a coach before moving into the assistant-manager role in 2014. He became manager in September 2014 and was in charge for 93 games before he left in the summer.