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Port Vale were the first side to be without a manager over the actual festive period following the resignation of Bruno Ribeiro on Boxing Day after a 1-0 home defeat to Walsall which left the club 17th in the table following a six-game winless run. Ribeiro took charge of the club in the summer of 2016 after Rob Page departed to take on the Northampton Town job.
Caretaker boss Michael Brown is the joint favourite in the betting, alongside Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark - click on the odds below to place your bets.
Established in 1876 in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, Port Vale have always played their football in the lower echelons of the football league and have failed to play top-flight football in their history. However, they gained early success in Division Two, having been a founder member of the league, whilst in the 1950s they managed to get into an FA Cup semi-final.
During the 1980s and 1990s the man at the centre of all things good for Port Vale football club was John Rudge as he managed to keep them in the higher leagues and they finished 8th in the Second Division after a fantastic campaign.
However, in recent times they have struggled to keep up with their neighbours and local rivals Stoke City, and as the Potters have ventured into the Premier League, the Valiants find themselves in League One.
It is now the job of Bruno Ribeiro to try and bring back some glory days to the town of Burslem, The club successfully won promotion up to League One in 2012/13 and will now look to establish themselves in the third-tier, and perhaps even mounting a push for promotion.
A single draw against Milton Keynes Dons in an otherwise black and white set of results has seen Port Vale struggle for consistent results. Wins against Walsall and AFC Wimbledon and defeats to Bolton Wanderers, Oxford United, Sheffield United, Chesterfield, Rochdale, Coventry City and Northampton Town demonstate slightly erratic form.
|30 Apr||Fleetwood Town||14:00||Port Vale|
|30 Apr||@ Fleetwood Town||14:00|