Shrewsbury Town manager John Askey has said Port Vale will be “strong” next season.
Askey’s side are due to face the Valiants in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.
Port Vale will be strong in their League next season…
Talking ahead of the game Askey told their official website: “Port Vale will be strong in their League next season.
“Because they’re playing us in the League above, it will be a competitive game. Sometimes you’re better off playing teams in the League below, rather than a team above.
“It does have a bit more of a proper game feel to it. Their players will want to be in the starting 11 as ours will be.
“It will be a good game and one that I hope we do well in.
“I think this will be the first game really where you get tested properly, which we need.”