Two minute guide to: Lincoln City v Port Vale

Two minute guide to: Lincoln City v Port Vale

Here’s our brief guide to Port Vale’s next fixture – an away game against Lincoln City…


Match details

  • Football League
  • Saturday 25th November
  • Sincil Bank

Team news

anthony-kay-alt2What will the Vale look like?

After the 4-0 thrashing at home to Mansfield, Neil Aspin may consider changes. Antony Kay (right) is set to return to the midfield but the likes of Chris Regis, Billy Reeves and Cristian Montano may be in contention too.

Pre-match quote

“I’ve got a lot of respect for them and they had a great season last year, deservedly getting promotion. They’ve built on that and it’s going to be a tough test, but every game is difficult and we have to make sure that we’re better in certain areas…”

Neil Aspin

Boss watch

Danny Cowley

The former PE teacher joined the Imps after spells with Concord Rangers and Braintree. An immediate success at Lincoln, he guided the team to promotion in his first season as well as managing a memorable cup run.

History lesson

Overall record

  • Port Vale wins: 31
  • Port Vale losses: 30
  • Draws: 21

doug-loft-portraitLast time…

The last time the two sides met was at Vale Park in 2011. The Valiants triumphed 2-1 thanks to goals from Marc Richards and Doug Loft (right). The last time Vale travelled to Lincoln it ended in a 1-0 defeat. Vale’s last win at Lincoln was in 2009 when Marc Richards and Louis Dodds scored in a 2-1 win.

billy-knottPlayed for both…

Former Port Vale loanee Billy Knott (right) could face the Valiants. Other players to appear for both sides include:

  • Goalkeeper Joe Anyon
  • Forward Louis Dodds
  • Striker Geoff Horsfield
  • Striker Roy Chapman
  • Midfielder Kevin Finney
  • Defender Gary West