Port Vale confirm friendly with Joey Barton’s Fleetwood side

Port Vale FC have confirmed that they will play a summer friendly game against Fleetwood Town.

The details of the first friendly game of the summer are as follows:

Port Vale’s statement

Port Vale will host League One side Fleetwood Town in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday 17th July, kicking off at 19:30.

It’s the first friendly fixture to be confirmed for the Valiants as part of their pre-season campaign. Ticket details for the fixture will be announced closer to the fixure and will be released here on our official website as well as our social media channels.

The Fisherman enjoyed a steady season in League One under former Manchester City and Newcastle United midfielder, Joey Barton, in his first season of management.

Barton’s side picked up 16 wins through the season, finishing 11th in the table with a total of 61 points.

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Fixture history against Fleetwood

Tom PopeThe two sides have only met eight times competitively with the last meeting taking place back in 2017. That particular game finished as a 0-0 draw.

The first match took place back in 2015 where Vale thumped Fleetwood 5-2 with goals from striker Tom Pope (2, pictured right), Louis Dodds (2) and winger Ashley Vincent. The Valiants went on to win promotion that season.

The overall record for Port Vale against Fleetwood is three wins, three losses and two draws. Interestingly, Vale have won just one of the four competitive fixtures to take place at Vale Park – drawing one and losing the other two.

Let’s hope for better luck this summer!

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John Askey’s side are also expected to announce more games over the coming days.

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