Two minute guide to: Oldham v Port Vale

It’s the much derided Football League Trophy but surely underfire Michael Brown will be desperate for a win…


Match details

  • Football League Trophy
  • Tuesday 29th August
  • Boundary Park

Team news

What will the Vale look like?


Michael Brown has said he will be treating this competition seriously and with the boss being under pressure to produce results there may not be as many changes as fans would normally expect. Nevertheless, you can probably expect that several of Anthony De Freitas (pictured), Billy Reeves, Dan Turner and Rekeil Pyke will feature as some squad rotation will be made.

What about the opposition?

Oldham have a lengthy injury list but are hoping to complete a deal for Jack Byrne in time for him to play on Tuesday night. Cameron Dummigan and McLaughlin are unavailable, having left to link up with Northern Ireland’s under-21s and full squads respectively.

Pre-match quote

“It doesn’t look right with three people on the bench, one keeper, but I’ve just got to get on with it and that’s what I’ll do, I won’t make excuses…”

John Sheridan talks about Oldham’s injury problems after their defeat to Blackpool on Saturday

Boss watch

John Sheridan

Sheridan is now on his fifth spell at Oldham if you take into account caretaker spells. The former midfielder has also had spells in charge of Chesterfield, Plymouth, Newport County and Notts County.

History lesson

Overall record

  • Port Vale wins: 31
  • Port Vale losses: 28
  • Draws: 18

Last time we…


The last time we played away at Oldham was back in January 2017 and it ended in dour goalless draw. That match saw a rare outing for the much maligned Chris MBamba who came on for the final nineteen minutes.

Classic clash

A five goal thriller with Tony Naylor popping up with the winner. Nice.

Played for both…


Some of the players to appear for both clubs include Paul “best player at the club ” Edwards (above), Chris Killen, Danny Whitaker, Jon Bowden, Craig Rocastle, Bill Asprey, Jim Steel, Marc Richards, Gareth Owen, Leon Constantine, Mark Grew and Darren Beckford

While you are here…

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