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MATCH PREVIEW: PORT VALE vs BRISTOL ROVERS

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15:30 17th February 2017

We take a look at Bristol Rovers opponents for this weekend, Port Vale.


Team News: Rovers are without defender Peter Hartley, who remains sidelined with a long-term injury.


Steve Yates' View: "It's been a tough month for us so far but we've got some great results against Bradford and Sheffield United so confidence is high. 


"We've become a lot more solid over the past few weeks and we need to keep that going against a struggling Port Vale side." 


Opposition: Port Vale have been struggling over the past few weeks and have only picked up one win in their last 11 fixtures. Last time out The Valients lost 2-0 to Millwall at the Den on Tuesday evening thanks to goals from Aiden O'Brien and Jake Cooper.


Dangerman - Tyler Walker: The Nottingham Forest trainee Walker, joined Port Vale in January, four days after his recall from Stevenage. He scored on his Vale debut with a "superb 20-yard strike" for The Valiants against Bury before also going on to win a penalty in a 2–2 draw.

 

Walker was also on the scoresheet in his next game against then League leaders Scunthorpe in a 3-2 loss however, the youngster hasn’t scored in his three outings since. 


Last Time Out: Rovers secured all three points against Port Vale at the Mem back in September as a goal from Ellis Harrison and a Jermaine Easter penalty capped a 2-1 victory. 


Tickets: Supporters will be able to purchase tickets on the day.


Betting: League sponsors SkyBet are offering odds of 23/20 for a Rovers victory, a draw priced at 5/2 and a Port Vale win at odds of 11/5. 


Keeping Up With The Game: Full match commentary of Rovers game with Port Vale can be heard through Gas PlayerHD. Supporters can access our LIVE match coverage by clicking here.        


Alternatively, stay tuned to the club’s social media outlets.        


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