Goalkeeper Scott Brown on Man City game, reason for Port Vale move and “fantastic” Vale fans

Port Vale goalkeeper Scott Brown has given an extensive interview ahead of Port Vale’s FA Cup third round clash with Manchester City.

The club’s reigning player of the year joined the Valiants in the summer of 2018 and has been a virtual ever-present since then. Speaking ahead of the FA Cup third round clash with Manchester City, Brown told the Express and Star newspaper: “What we do want is to give a good account of ourselves.

To go and take on one of the best teams in the world, with one of the best managers in the world, is definitely something for all of us to savour…

Goalkeeper Scott Brown“At the start of the year Manchester City hit Rotherham for seven and Burton for nine, and those teams were in League One and the Championship. So maybe we’ll be trying to keep the ball in the corner from the first minute!

“Seriously though, what a great experience for us as players and for the Port Vale fans. To go and take on one of the best teams in the world, with one of the best managers in the world, is definitely something for all of us to savour.”

Brown also revealed his son was a key reason for his switch to the Valiants. Max ready to start school so Brown was keen to try and reduce the four-hour daily commute between Wolverhampton and Wycombe. He commented: “Touch wood it has gone great so far, and Port Vale are a fantastic club with brilliant fans. The new owners who came in at the end of last season are also great people who really want the best for the club.”

Sadly, Brown’s father died five years ago but the keeper feels he will be there is spirit adding: “We have to make sure our league form stays good before the FA Cup tie, but these are certainly the days you have to really enjoy and make the most of. They are few and far between in a career, and who knows how many more chances I will get?

“Running out at the Etihad with my family and thousands of away fans watching will be something that is very special if I get the opportunity. It will be tinged with sadness that there will be one person missing, but I’m sure Dad will be somewhere, looking on, with the best seat in the house.”

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