Date:Saturday March 2 2013
Vale seek to return to winning ways and continue their excellent away record when they travel to Oxford United on Saturday. Tuesday`s loss at home to Exeter City has seen the chasing pack close in on the automatic promotion spots.
Whilst it hardly constitutes a crisis, the Valiant have stuttered somewhat over recent weeks, displaying little of the fluent, attacking football that was so evident during the first few months of the campaign. However, now is a time to grind out some valuable points. Given that, Micky Adams may opt to make several changes to his side in a bid to freshen things up. The Vale boss certainly has the tools at his disposal to do just that, whether it be a change of formation, or just personnel.
One man who is struggling to make the game is full back Daniel Jones. The former Sheffield Wednesday defender has missed training owing to a stomach bug. Adam Yates is on standby to fill in. Meanwhile, Louis Dodds, Lee Hughes, Sam Morsy and Liam Chilvers are among those hoping for a recall to the starting eleven. Ashley Vincent may be one of those who is forced to make way after struggling badly for form over recent months.
Chris Wilder`s men still hold out hope of mounting a late run for the play-off spots and currently sit comfortably in mid table, 9 points behind the top seven. The Vale will be reacquainted with former winger Sean Rigg who left Vale Park in the summer to sign for the U`s.
With a hectic programme of fixtures over the next month, where Vale have to play many of the chasing pack, a couple of quick victories could do much to settle nerves, among both players and supporters.
Date:Saturday March 2 2013
Port Vale 1-2 Bolton - Friendly (Wednesday July 29 2015)
One In One Out (Tuesday July 28 2015)
Port Vale 2-2 Getafe - Friendly (Sunday July 26 2015)
Gauntlet Laid Down (Friday July 24 2015)
Port Vale 2-1 Notts County - Friendly (Thursday July 23 2015)
Leitch-Smith Lands Vale Deal (Tuesday July 21 2015)
JPT Celebrates Ten Years - Port Vale (Tuesday July 21 2015)
Daniel Keen On Central Role (Friday July 17 2015)
It's All About The Money, Money, Money.... (Friday July 17 2015)
Kidsgrove Athletic 0-5 Port Vale - Friendly (Friday July 17 2015)
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