Two minute guide to: Port Vale v Accrington

Two minute guide to: Port Vale v Accrington

A shorter than usual guide to the midweek action as Vale still seek that elusive first home win…


Match details

  • Football League
  • Tuesday 26th September
  • Vale Park

Team news

james-gibbonsWhat will the Vale look like?

Vale will be without James Gibbons (right) after he was sent-off on his full debut but Tyler Denton will hopefully be fully fit after being forced off after being taken ill. Lawrie Wilson could come into the side to replace Gibbons.

What about the opposition?

Accrington are hopeful that forward Kayden Jackson can be involved despite being injured during the game with Cheltenham.

Pre-match quote

“The lads know that tomorrow night is a big game for us. We go into every game as we have done; trying to win…”

Vale caretaker Chris Morgan

Boss watch

John Coleman

One of several managers to be linked with the vacant Vale position, Coleman has many admirers in the game. He is in his second spell with Accrington and despite being just 54 years old he is closing on 1,000 matches in charge as a manager.

History lesson

Overall record

  • Port Vale wins: 11
  • Port Vale losses: 6
  • Draws: 5

Last time we…

The last time we played Accrington at home, the Vale slumped to a shock 2-0 loss. However, Vale had at least won the last three home meetings before then.

Played for both…

Former Vale midfielder Scott Brown, now 32, could face his former club. Brown was a Dean Glover signing in 2009 and he made twelve appearances for the Valiants.