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PREVIEW: Port Vale V Town

10 March 2017

Town know they must return to winning ways on Saturday as they chase a crucial three points at fellow strugglers Port Vale.


The Reds make the trip to Vale Park tomorrow (3pm Kick-Off) hoping to bounce back after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Chesterfield last time out.


The Valiants, on the other hand, secured a point last weekend after playing out a 1-1 draw with promotion chasing Southend United.


Town ran out 1-0 victors the last time these two sides met with Brad Barry’s classy effort proving to be the difference at The County Ground in August 2016.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Port Vale have locked horns on 80 occasions in all competitions and the Reds are able to boast the better head-to-head record by the narrowest of margins with 31 wins to their name, compared to Vale’s 30.


FULL RECORD V PORT VALE:


P80 W31 D19 L30 F109 A105


TICKET NEWS:


Tickets can be purchased at Vale Park tomorrow but it will be cash ONLY on the turnstiles. 


TICKET PRICES:


£22Adult -

£17Seniors -

£17Young Adults -

£10Juniors -

FREEU9’s - 

FREECarers - 


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


PORT VALE - LDLDLD


TOWN - LLDWWL


TOP SCORERS:


PORT VALE - Remie Streete (6)


TOWN - Jon Obika/Luke Norris (5)


TEAM NEWS:


PORT VALE - The Valiants have a number of injury concerns ahead of tomorrow’s fixture, although Kjell Knops is available for selection again after serving a two-match ban.


TOWN - The Reds have been handed a big boost ahead of the trip to Vale Park with Nicky Ajose and Charlie Colkett both in contention to feature after recovering from injury.


Ben Gladwin and Fankaty Dabo are also available, although Jordan Stewart, Yaser Kasim and Jermaine Hylton will all miss out through illness.


Jamie Sendles-White remains on the long-term injury list.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Callum Guy, Port Vale Midfielder: “It’s been tough but we know what we need to do.


“We’ve worked in training on what Swindon can do and what we can expect from them, but we’ve got to take the game to them.


“We’ve been working on what we need to do and it’s been a tough week but we know how big the game is and we need three points.”


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “Saturday was very disappointing because we did everything to expect to win the game, but the performances should give us confidence.


“We know it is going to be very tough tomorrow because Port Vale need to take points off everyone. They are strong and powerful.


“The pitch will be very difficult to play on because it is enormous and you don’t play on a pitch that big all year.


“I’m very focussed for every game and recent performances give me real hope. I’m very much looking forward to it.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Geoff Eltringham


Assistants - James Mainwaring & Adam Matthews


Fourth Official - Graham Horwood


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Calvin Andrew, Mark Marshall, Tim Parkin, Sam Collins, Billy Paynter, Ashley Westwood, Paul Bodin, Kaid Mohamed.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


accounts.Facebook and (@Official_STFC)Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all the action from Vale Park tomorrow across our Twitter


in the wake of the game.  www.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full match report and plenty of reaction on


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