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Purkiss Named In Team Of The Day

18 April 2016

Port Vale defender Ben Purkiss has been named in the Football League Paper’s team of the day for his performance against Gillingham.

The 32-year-old was deployed as a wing back by Rob Page in the 2-0 win and provided two assists for his teammates – one for Ajay Leitch-Smith and the other for Carl Dickinson.

That moved the full back up to third in the Club’s assists table so far this season with four, behind only Sam Foley and Louis Dodds.

The game marked Purkiss’ 42nd appearance in Vale colours since his summer switch from fellow Sky Bet League One side Walsall.

Below is the Football League Paper’s team of the day in full…

Daniel Bentley – Southend United

Ben Purkiss – Port Vale
John Mousinho – Burton Albion
Andy Butler – Doncaster Rovers
Rico Henry – Walsall

Jon Taylor – Peterborough United
Callum Camps – Rochdale
John Fleck – Coventry City
Luke Williams – Scunthorpe United

Billy Sharp – Sheffield United
Gary McSheffrey – Doncaster Rovers

Watch both of Ben's assists in the highlights package from Vale's win over Gillingham in the YouTube video below.


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