Our attention turns to cup action as we welcome Rotherham United to Vale Park for First Round Carabao Cup action.
Robert Madden will be in charge of our cup fixture. He took charge of 38 games last season in what was his final year with the Scottish FA before coming south of the boarder and joining the English FA.
The Scot is an experienced referee having been in the middle of International Friendlies, UEFA Europa Conference, Europa League and Champions League Fixtures and even World Cup Qualifiers.
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Madden handed out 121 yellow cards in the 38 games he took charge of last season and showed the red card on four separate occasions.
This will be the first time he has taken charge of a Port Vale Fixture.
He will be assisted by Billy Smallwood and Blake Antrobus with Kevin Morris taking on the role of fourth official.