Our brand new two minute guide looks ahead to Port Vale latest home fixture…
Pre-match talking points
Vale’s long wait for an away victory goes on after the side went down 1-0 to Tranmere on Saturday, a game which resulted in manager Neil Aspin bemoaning referee decisions.
However, Aspin has acted decisively to plug gaps in his team. With Manny Oyeleke and Tom Conlon still injured, he has brought in Lewis Hardcastle and Ben Whitfield (pictured right) and the duo can both expect to start.
Going in the opposite direction is transfer-listed striker Tyrone Barnett who has joined League Two rivals Cheltenham on loan.
” not helping our cause. We could have been talking about two draws which would have meant we wouldn’t be under as much pressure for Saturday. Those decisions are affecting us. They play a big part in the game and it’s about time we had some in our favour…”
Port Vale manager Neil Aspin
Man in charge
37 year-old Michael Flynn was appointed permanent manager in May 2017 after a successful spell as caretaker. As a player, Flynn had four spells with Newport. He currently boasts an impressive 41% win ratio.
From the vaults
Rob Fielding writes…
If you were one of the paltry Vale Park crowd in 1987 you will never forget Andy Jones’ performance against Newport County. I was there that night and for me it was one of the most explosive, shoot on sight displays by a forward that I have seen. Welshman Jones was on fire that night as he put a weakened Newport side to the sword. Jones hit the net five times and for good measure added a mere four more in his next home appearance (a 4-0 win over Aldershot). No wonder Jones still ranks as my favourite Port Vale striker.