Michael Brown has reason to frown at Port Vale

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 13 September 2017, 13:30

Michael Brown will be fearing for his future after Port Vale slumped to their sixth straight defeat, leaving the confidence-crushed club rock bottom of League Two.

On Saturday Vale dropped to the foot of the Football League for 36 years after coming away from Coventry empty handed, which has been followed by another loss, this time at the hands of Luton.

Vale, who were relegated under Brown last season, have completely crumbled since their opening day win at Harry Kewell’s Crawley, losing six games on the spin, while only 136 fans making the trip down on Luton on Tuesday.

Goals have been a major problem for misfiring Vale who have frustrating failed to find the back of the net in six straight league and cup matches dating back to mid-August.

Brown’s record at Vale makes for grim reading, with the 40-year-old losing 19 of his 33 matches to date. The former Man City midfielder has overseen only six wins - a win rate of just 18% - while Vale have triumphed in only one of their last 13 matches in all competitions (in 90 minutes).

Providing Brown survives through to the weekend he’ll be eyeing up Saturday’s clash at home to Mark Cooper’s Forest Green Rovers as a winnable fixture. Rovers are one point and one place above Vale in the table following a wretched four game losing streak, during which they’ve leaked in 12 goals.

 

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