Two minute guide to Port Vale v Yeovil

Can Port Vale build on their long-awaited home victory over Mansfield Town? Here’s our preview

News on the pitch

Tom PopeTop scorer Tom Pope (right) is again expected to be ruled out of this game, which means Ricky Miller will get another chance to impress after his double against Yeovil. Meanwhile, winger Luke Hannant has said the team’s morale has been massively boosted after the win over Mansfield Town on Saturday. After the victory on Saturday, it is widely expected that John Askey will name an unchanged starting eleven.


Watch if you are unable to get to the game

Port Vale fans in the Lorne Street standThis game will be available to fans in the UK who are unable to get to the game. Many exiled fans are unable to travel to midweek games due to other commitments but the game is available as a live stream on the iFollow service.

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Another massive game says Askey

John AskeyAgain it’s a massive game. Yeovil are in and around us and we’ve just gone above them, so we’ll prepare properly. We’re in tomorrow to assess everybody because the players have put a lot of hard work into the game. I know with the fitness that we’ve got now we’re more than capable of going again on Tuesday and they believe that they can as well. We’re not getting carried away until we get safe and then hopefully everybody can sleep a little bit easier…”

Port Vale manager John Askey


Vale have a narrow lead historically

Tom PopeOver the years, Port Vale have a narrow lead by five wins to four. There have also been four draws. The last time the two met at Vale Park it ended as a 1-1 draw with a late Tom Pope (right) penalty earning Vale a draw.

The Valiants have a very decent recent record against Yeovil, losing just once in the last eight encounters.


Darren leads the Way at Yeovil

Former Yeovil player Darren Way has been in charge at Huish Park since 2015. The 39 year-old has managed 186 games with a win ratio of just over 30%.


Former skipper to face Vale?

Former Valiants skipper Carl Dickinson (right) could well face the Valiants on Tuesday night. Now 31 years of age, Dickinson made 143 appearances for the club before departing to join Notts County. He has been at Yeovil since the summer and has made 36 appearances this season.

Meanwhile, Vale forward Ben Whitfield could feature against a club where he spent a spell on loan.


Crossing the lines…

Other players to appear for both clubs in recent years include:

  • Striker AJ Leitch-Smith
  • Defender Colin Miles
  • Midfielder Gary Roberts
  • Midfielder Sam Foley (right)
  • Defender Gareth Owen
  • Forward Gavin Tomlin

 

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