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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
13:00 23rd September 2016
By  @OfficialPVFC

Match Preview - Bristol Rovers vs Port Vale

Fixture – Bristol Rovers vs Port Vale

Date – 24th of September 2016

Venue – Memorial Stadium

 

Preview

Vale are back on the road this weekend for the third time this month, as they travel to newly promoted Bristol Rovers.

 

The Valiants enjoyed a comeback win last weekend to beat Gillingham and move up into fifth in League One, with only goal difference separating them from third place.

 

Bruno Ribeiro and his side will be looking to build on their last away performance against Peterborough and pick up the first three points away from home.

 

A win could see Vale move level on points with Scunthorpe United if results go their way this weekend.

 

The Opposition

In similar fashion to Vale, Bristol Rovers come into the game on a comeback victory away at Swindon Town from midweek.

 

Rovers return to League One this season after a difficult few years which saw them fall into the National League two years ago.

 

Currently in 15th position at the moment, The Gas are unbeaten in their last five results and will be looking to continue that run this weekend.

 

Talk

Clarke: "You have to approach every game with the same mental attitude. If you work hard, do the basics right and stick together as a team you give yourself a chance regardless of who your opponents are or what level they are playing at.

 

“It's a very competitive league but we have shown that we are good team that is able to compete and there is more to come from our players.”

 

Brown: “It will be a tough game, they always are against teams that have just got promoted.

 

“They are mixing their system up, with different formations each week, but we’ll have to see what we are up against when we get there. But we have to play our game and we can adapt if we have to.”

 

 

Team News

Vale are seeing the injuries begin to wind down and it is currently just Anton Forrester, Anthony de Freitas and Adam Yates out of contention.

 

Liam Lawrence is the only long-term injury concern for the Gas, who have a fully-fit squad.

 

Coverage

Valiant PlayerHD will be providing full 90 minute commentary from the match, while the Port Vale Twitter and Facebook feed will be providing live updates for the entirety.

 

There will also be build-up to the game with the official Snapchat account: officialpvfc.

 

Reaction will be available on the official website post-match, as well as on YouTube, PlayerHD and social media.

 

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