Our brand new two minute guide looks ahead to Port Vale’s home game against Bury…
Pre-match talking points
After shoring up the defence, Vale’s next task will be to add a cutting edge to their game. It’s highly probably that may mean that Ricky Miller (right), impressive as a sub against Stevenage, may get a start as part of a front three. Neil Aspin certainly has plenty of confidence in the striker.
Connell Rawlinson has also had his say on Vale’s form praising the strong characters in the dressing room.
Any other business
Please join in the applause for two Valiants who have sadly passed away recently. There will be minutes applause for Nathan Bates, who passed away two weeks ago and also for Paul Slezak who sadly passed away aged 63. Paul’s family ask Vale fans to join them in a minute’s applause on the 63rd minute on Saturday.
May both rest in peace, forever Valiant!
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“We must pick up points at home because every team wants to be winning in front of their own fans. We’ve had a difficult run of games with Exeter, MK Dons and Lincoln, and I would put Bury in the same category as them. They are another one of the teams that are going to do well this season, so we’ve been unfortunate that we’ve had them one after another, but we have to ensure we are better than we were in the last home game…”
Port Vale manager Neil Aspin
Man in charge
Long-serving former Bury player Ryan Lowe originally took over as caretaker manager of Bury in 2017. He was handed the reigns on a permanent basis in January 2018. The 40 year-old has now been in charge for 43 games.
Stats and facts
The two sides have met seventy nine times with Bury holding the advantage thanks to 31 wins compared to Vale’s 26. The last time Bury visited Vale Park it ended 2-2 with Tyler Walker and Ryan Taylor on target for Vale. The Valiants are unbeaten in their last four home games against the Shakers. The last time Vale won at home against Bury was in 2017 when Sam Kelly (right) scored the winner.
Former winger Byron Moore will be well-known to Vale fans after a two-year spell with the club from 2014 to 2016. Moore made 51 appearances, scoring four times before leaving to join Bristol Rovers.
He joined Bury in the summer and has made four League starts so far this season.