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Port Vale are managed by Neil Aspin who replaced the sacked Michael Brown on 4th October 2017. David Kelly and Chris Morgan were placed in charge of the first team while the League Two outfit searched for Brown's replacement, which turned out to be club legend Aspin who left Gateshead in order to return.
Vale were the first side to be without a manager over the festive period following the resignation of Bruno Ribeiro on Boxing Day 2016. Michael Brown took over on a caretaker basis, but was unable to keep the club in League One, however he was then handed the job on a permanent basis.
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 Two.
A single draw against Forest Green in an otherwise black and white set of results has seen Port Vale struggle for consistent results. Wins against Crewe Alexandra, Northampton Town, Crawley Town & Cambridge United and defeats to Newport County, Tranmere Rovers, Carlisle United, Lincoln City & Colchester United demonstate slightly erratic form.
|29 Sep||Port Vale||14:00||Exeter City|
|02 Oct||Port Vale||18:45||Milton Keynes Dons|
|06 Oct||Grimsby Town||14:00||Port Vale|
|13 Oct||Port Vale||14:00||Lincoln City|
|20 Oct||Oldham Athletic||14:00||Port Vale|
|23 Oct||Stevenage||18:45||Port Vale|