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MATCH PREVIEW: PORT VALE vs BRISTOL ROVERS

17 February 2017

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


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


"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. Steve Yates' View:


"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." 


 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.Opposition:


 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. 


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. Last Time Out:


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


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. Betting:


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


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