Port Vale fans snapped up 2,177 tickets for tomorrow’s game at Walsall by the time sales closed this afternoon.
So, the Vale will be taking their third biggest away following of the season, having sold out an 8,000 allocation for their FA Cup tie at Manchester City in January and taken 2,261 to Crewe in November.
The Walsall following reflects the growing excitement around the club after John Askey’s side moved into the play-off spots. That said, the club has been well supported away from home all season, selling out their 1,400 allocation at Salford and 1,800 tickets at Macclesfield.
Vale have taken 13 points from their last five games while Walsall have seven from their last nine, including a 3-2 win at home to Northampton last week.
Walsall manager Darrell Clarke welcomed the prospect of a big crowd. He told his club’s official website: “You like an atmosphere at the football games, that’s all we want.
“I must say I don’t think we’ve given our home fans enough to cheer about.
“I think we have away fans who have followed us up and down the country but I don’t think we’ve given enough of those home performances that can get our crowd lifted, albeit I think it’s a good starting point against Northampton how we finished the game so we’re hoping it sets up to be a good atmosphere for both sets of fans.”
The Vale are reminding supporters the game is all-ticket for Vale fans and they are not on sale from Walsall to away fans.