Tomlin looking to tarnish Leyton Orient's record
The SkyBet League 1 season may only be six games old but that does not stop supporters from observing the league table.
The early league table viewers will have noticed Saturday’s opponents Leyton Orient are the early pace setters – unbeaten in fact with a game in hand.
Vale are wedge between Walsall and Oldham Atheltic in thirteenth place – two sides Vale have lost to this season.
Striker Gavin Tomlin is happy to look at the league table so early into the new season, the versatile forward is up for Saturday’s challenge – dismantling their unbeaten start.
“They’re undefeated at the minute and we are going to go there and try and change that,” he said.
“It’ll be a tough game but we’ll be up for it.”
Tomlin himself has admitted previously that he feels happy just to be playing in SkyBet League 1 after contending with non-league insecurity, playing for Aylesbury United, Staines Town and Fisher Athletic who are now known as Fisher FC and play in the Southern Counties East League.
“You want to put yourself to the test and play against the best opposition and at the current moment they are the best opposition to play against as the league table shows,” he explained.
Tomlin has yet to open his account for the season and has seen fellow forward Tom Pope score four goals in a week.
Tomlin was Southend’s top goal scorer last season with 16 goals but the forward is happy to see the goals shared around the forward line.
“It’s great because as a striker if it’s you that is scoring goals it’s a lot of responsibility on you, when you can share the load and there’s players that are capable of scoring it lightens the load.
“It’s great that we have got all kinds people that can score goals, we’re all different types of strikers so you might need us for certain types of games.”