The pressure is clearly on as Vale look for their away form to give them a boost in South Wales…
Forward to face former club?
Following Ricky Miller’s sending-off against Carlisle United, Vale could well bring recent loan signing Mark Harris into the attack to face his former club.
It’s unclear what other changes Neil Aspin may make although it’s possible that David Worrall (right) and Ben Whitfield (if fit) could come into contention as well.
The goalies have their say
“You want the next game to be coming around as quickly as possible. We owe the fans because they travel home and away, but we know our home form is something we need to turn around. We can only concentrate on Tuesday at the moment before we think about Saturday…”
Port Vale goalkeeper Scott Brown
“Hopefully, we can take this result [a draw against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup and use it in the league now. After this game and the Leicester game, we’re starting to get momentum on the go. If we can replicate the performances in the league then the play-offs are definitely a reachable target…”
Newport County goalkeeper Nick Townsend
Flynn is in at Newport
Former player Michael Flynn has been in charge at Newport since March 2017. His first managerial job, he boasts a useful 41% win ratio as well as making the headlines in the FA Cup this season.
Vale winless against the new Newport…
Since the reformed Newport County came back into the Football League, Vale are yet to record a win. The three games so far have ended in two draws and a victory for County.
The last time we met was in September when a goal from Tom Pope (right) proved to be in vain as the visitors won 2-1 at Vale Park.
Familiar territory for Harris
Port Vale loan signing Mark Harris will be very familiar with Newport County having spent the first part of the season there. Harris played against the Valiants earlier on in the season and made twenty appearances in total for County, scoring three goals.