Fleetwood Town are set to face Port Vale in the opening fixture of the 2022/23 Sky Bet League One campaign, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Port Vale v Fleetwood Town
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 30 July 2022
Venue: Vale Park, Hamil Rd, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 1AW
After a successful pre-season, Town head into the new season with three wins from the last three pre-season matches, with wins over FC Halifax Town, Dundee United and Barrow AFC.
Joe Garner and Promise Omochere scored in the 2-1 victory over National League side at Poolfoot Farm, with the Cod Army coming from a goal behind to beat the Shaymen.
With seven new signings this summer, Fleetwood have been busy in the transfer window. Promise Omochere was the latest signing, after penning a three-year-deal from League of Ireland side, Bohemians. New head coach, Scott Brown has assembled a side ready to take on newly-promoted, Port Vale this weekend – after their victory in London earlier this year.
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The Sky Bet League One side have had a very good pre-season too. Their last friendly match was against League Two side, Rochdale, with Vale coming out 3-2 winners after 90 minutes. Jamie Proctor's brace and a strike from Funso Ojo saw them come from 2-0 down against Rochdale to win at the Crown Oil Arena.
Vale have been active in the transfer window just like their opponents today. Rory Holden is the latest recruit. The 24-year-old has joined from Walsall – where he worked with currently boss Darrell Clarke.
Thierry Small, Will Forrester and Derek Agyakwa have also signed on the dotted line this week ahead of the clash against Fleetwood Town.
SCOTT BROWN ON PORT VALE
“The first game of the season is huge for us, we are all looking forward to it. Competition is great for every single person in this squad and we know that there’s always going to be that competition for places, which is what both the players and us as coaching staff expect as well.
“We are going to take it one game at a time this season and Port Vale is a huge game for us. They’re going to play 3-5-2 and are a direct and good team who have just come up from League Two.
“We’ve watched quite a lot of their games recently and have noticed that they are full of energy and like to put a lot of balls in the box, and are fully capable of scoring some great goals as well.
Watch Brown’s full interview on iFollow!
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