Two minute guide to: Rochdale v Port Vale

It’s a quid to get in and a vital game as Vale travel to Rochdale on Tuesday evening. Here’s our brief guide…

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The two sides

Port Vale

  • Manager: Michael Brown (interim)
  • Last match: 1-2 vs Bradford City
  • Top scorer: Alex Jones (10)


  • Manager: Keith Hill
  • Last match: 1-3 vs Peterborough
  • Top scorer: Steve Davies (11)

Match details




28th February 2017


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Pre-match thoughts

Here’s Michael Brown…

“It will be another tough game. They are going well. We know it is going to be a tough week. We need to see how to manage some of these players with two games in three days, so of the players find that hard. We will be looking to the squad to see who will be ready…”

brownVale team news

The Sentinel is hinting that Vale may make changes due to the brief time between the Bradford and Rochdale games. The likes of Jerome Thomas, Anton Forrester and Sam Foley will have to be carefully managed due to their injury records and Michael Brown (right) could well rotate his squad. It may even be a game for the manager himself to don the boots.

Last time we met…

Defender Nathan Smith was named man of the match by match sponsors after his heaader proved to be the winner in a 1-0 win for Port Vale.

Overall record

Port Vale wins: 23

Port Vale losses: 10

Draws: 23

Club connections

Former Valiant Calvin Andrew could face his former club but former Dale player Scott Tanser may remain on the sidelines for this game. Other players to appear for both sides include:

  • Forward Louis Dodds
  • Defender Dean Stokes
  • Defender Gerry Keenan
  • Midfielder Peter Farrell
  • Midfielder Sean McClare
  • Forward Les Lawrence

Did you know…

  • The two sides first met in 1929 when it ended in a 3-3 draw.
  • Vale’s last win at Spotland was back in 2001 when they won 1-0 in a Football League Trophy game.
  • The last Vale away victory in the league was back in 1984.

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