09.12.22 Match Preview - Rovers v Port Vale

We welcome Port Vale to BS7 this Saturday!

Rovers came away with a point from the University of Bolton Stadium in our last game after Josh Coburn had put the Gas in the lead only minutes after the start of the game before Bolton secured a point with a late equaliser. This weekend, Port Vale are the opposition. In our last meeting with former Rovers boss Darrell Clarke's side, Rovers won 3-1 at Vale Park with Ryan Loft's first goal for Rovers securing the three points.

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Port Vale boss Darrell Clarke has said to port-vale.co.uk that he is expecting a difficult test against his former club,

“It will be a good game to watch; two good teams having a go at each other. The league is competitive, they have had a great run of form like ourselves, one or two hiccups but other than that their home form has been very consistent and they have different ways of playing.

“Joey had a fantastic career and is doing very well as a manager; a lot of people will have opinions on Joey but I take people as I find them and I have always got on well with Joey, he is doing a cracking job there.”


Form Guide

Saturday's visitors have adapted well to life in League One following their League Two Play-Off final victory over Mansfield Town at the end of last season. Currently sitting in 9th place, two points outside the Play-Off places, with 29 points to their name up to this point in the campaign. The Valiants were victorious in their last league outing. An eye-catching 2-0 victory over league leaders Plymouth Argyle meant the Burslem-based side were the first side to take points away from Home Park this season. 

Another former Rovers man in the Port Vale ranks is Ellis Harrison who is Vale's top scorer this season with seven League One goals to his name so far this season. James Wilson sits second in the goalscoring charts for Vale having found the back of the net on four occasions including a double in Vale's win over Plymouth. 


How to Watch

Saturday's fixture is available to watch live on iFollow! 

To find out more about iFollow, please click HERE.

Ref Watch

Carl Brooke is the match official for tomorrow's meeting at The Mem. So far this season, Brook has officiated five games in League One where he has handed out a total of 18 yellow cards. Referee Brook also awards an average of 23.00 fouls per game.

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