Port Vale set to line-up friendly with Leeds United?

BBC Radio Stoke have tweeted that Port Vale manager John Askey is hopeful of a summer friendly with Championship side Leeds United.

Askey also says a fixture against non-league side Leek Town could also be a possibility.

The radio station tweeted:

The Valiants have already announced friendly games with Premier League Burnley, League One side Fleetwood and local non-league outfit Kidsgrove.

Leeds, managed by the eccentric Marcelo Bielsa finished in the third place in the Championship table last season but lost-out to Derby County in the play-offs.

Leeds and Vale last met in a competitive fixture in August 2017. The League Cup fixture ended in a comprehensive 4-1 win for the home side as Vale had defender Gavin Gunning sent-off in the closing minutes.

Danny PughPlayed for both – Port Vale and Leeds United

There’s a decent number of players to appear for both club. Here’s a small selection:

Danny Pugh: (pictured right) Port Vale’s player coach played 50 games for Leeds United between 2004 and 2006

Neil Aspin: player and manager for Port Vale, Aspin made more than 200 appearances for Leeds and over 400 for the Valiants.

Michael Brown: Just like Aspin, Brown played for and managed the Valiants after a previous playing spell for Leeds.

Tyler Denton: the Leeds United left-back spent a loan spell last season making 21 appearances for the Valiants.

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