Two minute guide to: Luton Town v Port Vale

Two minute guide to: Luton Town v Port Vale

Under pressure Michael Brown will be even more desperate for a win – here’s our guide to Vale’s next league game…


Essentials

Match details

  • Football League
  • Tuesday 12th September
  • Kenilworth Road

Team news

sam-hornbyWhat will the Vale look like?

It will be another changed line-up for the Valiants after keeper Rob Lainton picked up an injury. It means Sam Hornby (right) returns in goal. Winger Cristian Montano is also ruled out through injury. Tyrone Barnett could continue upfront alongside Tom Pope as Michael Brown seeks goals.

What about the opposition?

The local press say Luton will not make many changes despite suffering a shock 3-0 home defeat to Swindon Town.

Pre-match quote

“It’s a tough game, but we are looking forward to it and we believe we can get something. Every game we go in believing we can get something and we have certainly been in the matches so far. On Tuesday, I will just look at the result and that’s no different to any week…”

Michael Brown


Boss watch

Nathan Jones

The former left-back was appointed Luton boss in 2016 after a two game spell as Brighton caretaker. A devout Christian, he has been in charge for 89 matches with an impressive 46% win rate.


History lesson

Overall record

  • Port Vale wins: 11
  • Port Vale losses: 16
  • Draws: 8

rob-taylorLast time we…

The last time we won at Luton was back in 2008 when Vale recorded a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Louis Dodds, Rob Taylor (right) and Marc Richards.

An impressive 7,149 watched the game.

Classic clash

Here’s that very game…

brian-horton-managerPlayed for both…

Midfielder Brian Horton (right) had distinguished spells as a player and as a manager for both clubs.

Meanwhile, Vale’s Joe Davis could play against a club where he spent a spell on loan.

Other players to appear for both clubs include:

  • Defender George Pilkington
  • Forward Calvin Andrew
  • Forward Ian Buxton
  • Defender Ryan Inniss
  • Midfielder Anthony Grant
  • Striker Ron Futcher

While you are here…

So who would you pick for the Vale starting eleven? Want to show them who’s boss? You can take these sort of decisions every day in the excellent online football management game Kickoff. You can easily login through Facebook and Google too. Why not try it for free and show the footballing word that Port Vale fans have got what it takes!