The Valiants travel to the Stadium Of Light tomorrow, as they look to book their place in the next round of the Papa John’s Trophy, when they take on League One Sunderland. The match officials for the fixture have been confirmed and can be found below:
Declan Bourne, will take charge of the game, his 17th match so far this season.
League One: 4
League Two: 9
Papa John’s Trophy: 2
FA Cup: 1
Bourne last officiated Vale in their Papa John’s Trophy, 4-3 penalty shootout win against Tranmere Rovers in September 2020. In the 16 games he has officiated this season, he has issued 46 yellow cards and one red card.
His assistants will be Kevin Mulraine and Gareth Mellor, with Garreth Rhodes taking on the role as fourth official.