Two minute guide to: Exeter v Port Vale

Two minute guide to: Exeter v Port Vale

It’s Neil Aspin’s second away game in charge – can the team build on the win over Morecambe?


Match details

  • Football League
  • Saturday 21st October
  • St James Park

cristian-montanoTeam news

What will the Vale look like?

The Valiants are expected to be unchanged although they now have players such as Cristian Montano (right) pushing for a starting place. Montano marked his return from injury with a goal on Tuesday evening but is expected to only make the bench on Saturday. Michael Tonge is also pushing for a starting place after coming on at half-time in the last two games.

What about the opposition?

Hiram Boateng could miss out again while Paul Tisdale will wait on fitness updates on skipper Jordan Moore-Taylor and Luke Croll. Striker Liam McAlinden will make his first league start in nearly a month if Reuben Reid is rested.

Pre-match quote

“In football you won’t be very good in every game, but so long as you can work hard and stay in games you can always win. You just have to make sure you can keep a clean sheet and, if you get a chance, make sure you take it….”

Vale winger Cristian Montano

Boss watch

Paul Tisdale

The Football League’s longest serving manager has been in charge since 2006. His record stands at just under 600 games in charge with a near 39% win percentage.

History lesson

Overall record

  • Port Vale wins: 20
  • Port Vale losses: 16
  • Draws: 10

Last time we…

The last time we travelled to Exeter in 2012 it ended in a 2-0 win for the Valiants with striker Tom Pope scoring twice. What price a repeat on Saturday?tom-pope-alt-2017

For the record the Vale team that day was…

R Taylor
Vincent (Shuker)
Loft (Burge)
Myrie-Williams (Lloyd)

darren-hughesPlayed for both…

Players to appear for both clubs include:

  • Striker Steve Biggins
  • Winger Mark Chamberlain
  • Defender Darren Hughes (right)
  • Defender Chris Banks
  • Goalkeeper Arjan van Heusden
  • Striker Ronnie Jepson
  • Winger Oshor Williams