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Match Preview: Salford City

16 October 2020

Port Vale face a big test tomorrow as they welcome the undefeated Salford City to Vale Park, in interim manager Paul Scholes’ first game in charge. You can find all of the key information regarding the game, below.

Fixture: Port Vale vs Salford City

Competition: Sky Bet League Two

Date: Saturday 17th October

Kick-Off: 3:00 pm

Venue: Vale Park

Referee: James Adcock

 

Port Vale

Manager: John Askey

Form: WWDLL

Top Goal Scorer: Mark Cullen (2 goals)

The Valiants will be hoping they can put an end to their recent run of form and get back to winning ways in the league in their fourth ever encounter against the Ammies.

Vale boast the best defence in the league having conceded just twice, and will be hoping to keep that run going against the free-scoring Ammies, who have netted nine times so far in the league,

John Askey saw Harry McKirdy and Manny Oyeleke return to training last week and has been handed a further boost with David Amoo also back in training, although he is still without the injured Zak Mills and James Gibbons whilst Nathan Smith returns after completion of his self-isolation.

“We’ve got to play with a lot more intensity and get back to what we were doing last season.”

 

John Askey, Port Vale Manager

Salford City

Manager: Paul Scholes

Form: DWDWD

Top Goal Scorer: Ian Henderson (4 goals)

The Ammies will have all eyes from the English footballing world on them for tomorrow’s game as Manchester United legend Paul Scholes prepares for his first game in charge as interim manager, following the sacking of Graham Alexander after two years in charge of the club.

Salford have had an impressive start to their season, yet to be beaten.

 

One to watch: James Wilson

The Ammies acquisition of James Wilson to the Peninsula Stadium was one of the biggest stories of the January transfer window last season, scoring twice and assisting once in his six appearances.

The 24-year-old striker graduated from the Manchester United academy before representing Brighton & Hove Albion, Derby County and Sheffield United in loan moves.

Wilson, who has appeared for England at under-16 to under-21 level moved to Aberdeen in the SPL on loan before signing on a permanent basis prior to his January move to the Peninsula Stadium.

The Ammies will be hoping that Wilson, who scored three goals in 15 appearances for Man United, will keep his form going at Vale Park having scored twice so far this season.

 

Talk:

John Askey: “We need to get back to winning ways and Saturday is a great opportunity to do that, Salford is obviously a very good team in this league so it will be a good test for us.”

 

Coverage:

iFollow The Vale will be providing full 90-minute coverage of the match for all domestic supporters, whilst the Port Vale Twitter and Facebook feeds will be providing live updates for the entirety.

To purchase an iFollow match pass click here.

There will also be the build-up to the game with the official Snapchat and Instagram accounts: @officialpvfc

Reaction will be available on the website post-match, as well as on YouTube, iFollow and our official social media channels.


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