The Valiants travel to Moor Lane to take on Salford City this Saturday for the first time ever. The match officials for the fixture have been confirmed and can be found below:
Anthony Backhouse has been confirmed as the official who will take charge of Port Vale's second away game of the new season against The Ammies, having officiated 39 games across all EFL competitions last season and one so far this season.
19 Sky Bet League One games (One this season)
14 Sky Bet League Two games
3 EFL Trophy games
2 FA Cup games
2 League Cup game
Over the course of the 39 games Backhouse refereed, he handed out a total of 102 yellow cards and five red cards. In his one game refereed this season he gave out five yellow cards and one red card. Backhouse refereed the Valiants once last season, in a 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland in the FA Cup.
His assistants on Saturday will be Declan Ford and Chris Isherwoodwith with Danny Grattontaking taking on the role as fourth official.