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Match Preview | Port Vale

10 February 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Port Vale

10 February 2023

Shrewsbury Town host Port Vale this Saturday in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 3pm

Shrewsbury recorded a fifth consecutive win last Saturday, beating Oxford United 1-0 away. Ryan Bowman scored the only goal of the game in the second half to give all three points to Steve Cotterill’s side.

Meanwhile, Port Vale lost 3-0 at home to Wycombe Wanderers in their weekend fixture. On Tuesday night, they hosted Accrington Stanley. The visitors went ahead in the second half courtesy of an Aaron Pressley penalty however, the points would be shared as David Worrall equalised in the 57th minute to make it 1-1.

Shrewsbury and Port Vale have faced each other on 58 occasions with Salop winning 20 of those, losing 20 and drawing 18. The most recent meeting between the sides was in the Football League Trophy in September last year. Vale were 4-0 winners in the competition at Montgomery Waters Meadow. Salop also faced Vale just three days before this fixture, losing the League One fixture 2-1 at Vale Park.

Name: Port Vale

Stadium: Vale Park

Founded: 1876 (147 years ago)

Chairlady: Carol Shanahan

Manager: Darrell Clarke

Record League win: 9-1 vs Chesterfield, Second Division, 24th September 1932.

Record League defeat: 0-10 vs Sheffield United, Second Division, 10th December 1892.

Highest League finish: 5th in Second Division (second tier) in the 1930/1931 season.

One to watch: Ellis Harrison

Ellis Harrison joined Vale on 11th August last year. Since then, he has found the net on eight occasions this season. The 29-year-old centre forward has spent most of his career at Bristol Rovers between 2011-2018, but has also featured for Hartlepool (on loan), and played for Ipswich Town, Portsmouth and Fleetwood Town before making the switch to Vale.


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