Connections: Port Vale and Burnley

A look at some connections on the pitch between Port Vale and Burnley ahead of the two sides’ friendly clash


Past connections

Tom AndersonThe last player to have connections with both clubs was towering defender Tom Anderson (right) who came on loan from Burnley in August 2017. Anderson played half a season for Vale before his loan was cut short to allow him to join Doncaster Rovers.

Other players with connections with both clubs include:

Winger Chris Eagles, who played for Vale during the dreadful 2016-17 relegation season. Eagles had a far more enjoyable three year spell with Burnley from 2008 to 2011.

Striker Martin Paterson had a torrid spell with the Valiants in the same season as Eagles. He managed just two goals in eighteen appearances. Like Eagles, Paterson had a much better spell with the Clarets making 151 appearances and scoring 37 times.

Other players to appear for both clubs include central defender Peter Swan, fullback Ray Deakin, defender Mark McGregor and veteran striker Ron Futcher.


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