Good afternoon and welcome from Vale Park.
This is the Vale’s third game of the new season – but this is where it begins properly.
The Vale have notched up wins in the Carabao Cup and the EFL Trophy over the last week, but they would swap them for getting off to a flying start this afternoon.
John Askey’s side are on a ten-game unbeaten run, stretching into last season, and the manager has a strong squad to select from for this afternoon’s game.
Whatever happens, we’ll have it covered. I’m The Sentinel’s Port Vale reporter Mike Baggaley and am blogging LIVE from the game with all the team news, build up, action and reaction.
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