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New Season, New Team: Port Vale

20 June 2017

As part of our countdown to fixture release day on Wednesday 21st June, we take a look at some of our new opponents in 2017/18. Next up: Port Vale.

Who are this lot then?

Port Vale will begin life in League Two for the first time in four seasons following relegation on the final day of the 16/17 League One campaign.

The Valiants have made three additions to their squad so far this summer with striker Tom Pope (Bury), midfielder Cristian Montano (Bristol Rovers) and keeper Rob Lainton (Bury) coming in.

How did they get on last season?

Vale were relegated from League One on the final day of the season, following a 0-0 draw at promotion hopefuls Fleetwood in a game they had to win to stand any chance of surviving.

The Valiants finished the season in 21st position, with 49 points from 46 games (W 12, D13, L21).

Who’s the boss?

Port Vale announced the permanent appointment of Michael Brown as First Team Manager with immediate effect in May. 
 
Brown, who had held the position of Caretaker Manager since December following the resignation of Bruno Ribeiro, will be assisted by David Kelly and Chris Morgan in the positions of Assistant Manager. 
 
What happened last time?

Lee Hughes scored a late equaliser as Port Vale confirmed their promotion to League One with a 1-1 draw at Adams Park in April 2013.

Hughes headed in with 11 minutes left to deny Wycombe player manager Gareth Ainsworth a win on his 600th appearance.
 
Dean Morgan opened the scoring for the Chairboys from the penalty spot after Vale keeper Chris Neal fouled Sam Wood in the area.

What’s their ground like?

Vale Park is a 19,000 all seater stadium which has been the home of the Valiants since 1950.

The Signal 1 Stand (Hamil Road) is the visiting supporters' stand.

The capacity for Hamil Road is 4,500.

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