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MATCH PREVIEW: Forest Green Rovers v Port Vale

5 January 2018

Port Vale continue the beginning to their 2018 on the road as they prepare to visit the New Lawn on Saturday. Take a look at all you need to know for the fixture.

Competition: Sky Bet League Two
Fixture: Forest Green Rovers vs Port Vale
Date: Saturday 6th January 2018
Venue: The New Lawn 
Kick-off: 3:00pm

 

Preview

Port Vale will look to improve upon their start to the New Year after falling to defeat on New Year’s Day at the hands of Notts County.

Despite the defeat, Vale should still be in high spirit as positive results over Coventry City and Luton Town before the turn of the year should provide foundations for the squad to push on under Neil Aspin.

Rovers currently sit at the foot of the in the Sky Bet League Two table on goal difference as they come off the back of a 1-2 defeat at home to Wycombe Wanderers.

 

The Opposition

The League Two newcomers began life in the Football League impressively, reaching highs of 14th in the early stages of the season.

However, fortunes have recently changed for the Green Devils as they have fell back into the relegation zone following five straight defeats in the league.

 

Talk

Neil Aspin: “I know the club well because of the non-league experience that I’ve got and it would be very disrespectful to not treat them in the same way we would Luton or any other team.

“The players have to be of the same mindset as myself. They’re all difficult games and I think Forest Green are going to bring in four or five players before Saturday so they’ll have a different team.”

 

Team News

Vale will be looking to integrate new man Dior Angus into the first team set-up following his New Year’s Day signing.

Tom Anderson will not be available for the game following his broken nose sustained at Notts County.

Defenders Adam Yates and Kjell Knops remain sidelined.

Forest Green Rovers will have the additions of former Valiant Gavin Gunning and Farrend Rawson following their arrivals.

Charlie Cooper will miss out after his red card against Wycombe on Monday.

 

Coverage

iFollow the Vale 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, iFollow and social media.


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