The Valiants travel to Colchester United's Jobserve Community Stadium this Saturday for the opening fixture of the 2019/20 season. The match officials for the fixture have been confirmed and can be found below:
Darren Drysdale has been confirmed as the official who will take charge of Port Vale's season opener at The U's, having officiated 37 games across all EFL competitions last season.
17 Sky Bet League One games
12 Sky Bet League Two games
5 EFL Trophy games
2 FA Cup games
1 League Cup game
Over the course of the 37 games Drysdale refereed, he handed out a total of 124 yellow cards and six red cards. Drysdale refereed the Valiants twice away from home last season, both 0-0 draws against Macclesfield Town and Swindon Town.
His assistants on Saturday will be Stephen Brown and Kevin Howick with Ryan Whitaker taking on the role as fourth official.