The Valiants will welcome the Newcastle United Under-21’s to Vale Park tomorrow as they look to confirm their place as group winners in this year’s Leasing.com Trophy. The match officials for the fixture have been confirmed and can be found below:
Paul Marsden has been confirmed as the official who will take charge of Port Vale's final group game of this seasons Leasing.com competition against the Newcastle United Under-21’s, having officiated 30 games across all competitions last season and 12 games so far this season.
Sky Bet League Two: 20 (18/19) 5 (19/20)
EFL Trophy: 5 (18/19) 2 (19/20)
FA Cup: 2 (18/19)
Sky Bet League One: 8 (18/19) 4 (19/20)
Carabao Cup: 1 (19/20)
Over the course of the 30 games Marsden refereed last season, he handed out a total of 91 yellow cards and nine red cards. In the games refereed this season he has given out 42 yellow cards and one red card. Marsden officiated the Vale three times at home last season, a 4-1 defeat to Oldham Athletic, a 2-0 defeat to Forest Green Rovers and a 1-0 victory against Crawley Town. He also officiated the Vale’s 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion this season.
His assistants on Saturday will be Matthew Smithand Matthew Jones, with Mark Cunliffetaking on the role as fourth official.