Two minute guide to: Morecambe v Port Vale

Two minute guide to: Morecambe v Port Vale

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


Match details

  • Football League
  • Tuesday 17th October
  • Globe Arena

Team news

tyrone-barnett-altWhat will the Vale look like?

Vale will be hoping that despite Tyler Denton’s half-time substitution that they will be able to name an unchanged starting XI although substitute Tyrone Barnett (right) will be pushing for a starting place.

What about the opposition?

Morecambe forward Adam McGurk should retain his place as could Garry Thompson after the pair both returned from injury against Chesterfield. Kevin Ellison is suspended.

Pre-match quote

“They have proved on Saturday that they can win games but they can’t drop below the energy and effort levels that they put in on Saturday….”

Vale manager Neil Aspin

Boss watch

Jim Bentley

The 41 year-old former Morecambe player has been in charge at the club since 2011. He has managed the side for over 300 games and boasts a 31% win percentage.

History lesson

Overall record

  • Port Vale wins: 4
  • Port Vale losses: 5
  • Draws: 3

tom-popeLast time we…

The last time we travelled to Morecambe we picked up an away win. It was back in 2012 and among the goalscorers that day was a certain Tom Pope (right). The other Vale scorers were Sam Morsy and John McCombe as Vale ended up 3-1 winners.

Played for both…

Players to appear for both clubs include:

  • Defender Adam Yates
  • Striker Michael Twiss
  • Defender Ryan McGivern
  • Goalkeeper Chris Neal
  • Goalkeeper Joe Anyon