The Valiants have the chance to book our place in the next round of the Papa John’s Trophy in our final group stage game against the Liverpool Under-21’s at Vale Park. The match officials for the fixture have been confirmed and can be found below:
Tom Nield will take charge of the fixture, having refereed 32 games last season and 13 games so far this season.
|Competition||2020/21 Season||2021/22 Season|
|Sky Bet League Two||13||5|
|Sky Bet League One||13||5|
|Papa John's Trophy||2||1|
Nield last officiated the Vale in a 1-0 defeat away at Salford City in March 2021. In the 32 games he officiated last season, he has issued 106 yellow cards and three red cards, and has given 62 bookings and one red card so far this season.
His assistants will be Oliver Bickle and Lee Freeman, with Ravel Cheosiaua on the role as fourth official.