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Port Vale Y Nottingham Forest They continue their respective preseason preparations with a friendly match at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon.
Darrell clarkeThe men fell in a 1-0 loss to Fleetwood Town in their most recent battle, while Forest began his warm-up for the new season with a 2-1 win against Alfreton Town.
Winning one and then losing one has been the theme of Port Vale’s preseason thus far, as Clarke’s team followed up their 6-2 beating of Newcastle Town with a narrow 1-0 loss to League One’s Fleetwood Town. during four quarters of 120-minute exhaustion on Tuesday.
Former Liverpool man Jordan rossiter scored the only goal of the game with 51 minutes left to give Port Vale their second preseason loss, as Clarke’s team also suffered a loss to Stafford Rangers on either side of victories over Newcastle Town and Kidsgrove Athletic .
Ahead of his first full season in charge of Port Vale, Clarke has overseen a rather significant summer overhaul, releasing 15 off-contract players after previously expressing his joy at getting rid of the “deadwood” while acquiring Lewis Cass Y Aaron Martin it could prove vital on the defensive front.
Following their clash with Forest, Port Vale will complete their preparations for the new season on July 27 when they welcome Sheffield Wednesday in Stoke-on-Trent, and Clarke was able to focus on the “nice aspects” of her team’s battle. with Fleetwood. before the toughest opposition visits Vale Park.
Having had enough time to recover from a 2020-21 campaign that can only be described as topsy-turvy, Nottingham Forest kicked off its preseason with a trip to the non-league Alfreton Town, who gave Chris HughtonMen are pretty scary in the middle of the week.
Brennan johnson – back from his loan spell in Lincoln City – drew first blood for Nottingham Forest before Shaun tuton restored parity for the non-league team, which was eventually undone by Will swanwinner in the 88th minute of the day.
Twenty-year-old Swan, in particular, will hope to maintain the momentum of that game as he quickly becomes acquainted with Port Vale, the team that borrowed him for the 2020-21 season, and Forest finally moved in to strengthen his. squad with the signing of the American goalkeeper Ethan horvath of the Brugge Club.
It’s been over 13 years since Nottingham Forest and Port Vale met, a 2-0 win for Forest during the 2007-08 League One season, and this weekend’s visitors at Vale Park are on an undefeated streak of 16 games against their opponents since suffering a 3-2 loss in 1954.
Port Vale was left without a captain Tom conlon Y Jake taylor for the loss to Fleetwood, but Clarke has downplayed any serious injury concerns for the duo, and the former should certainly be in contention for this game.
It remains to be seen if Taylor will get the green light to participate, while the Brazilian goalkeeper Lucas covolan He will hope to start after entering the final quarter of Tuesday’s game.
Forest boss Hughton presented a healthy mix of youth and experience against Alfreton, and the 62-year-old should present another lineup of the same caliber for the trip to Vale Park.
Horvath’s transfer to Forest was only completed earlier this week, so he may not yet be deemed ready to appear from the start, and Hughton chose to make 11 changes at halftime for his first friendly battle of the summer.
The likes of Swan, Joao carvalho Y Cafu they were brought in for the second period against Alfreton, and the trio could be in line for starts this time around.
Possible starting lineup for Port Vale:
Covolan; Martin, Legge, Jones; Worrall, Walker, Conlon, Pett; Rodney, Wilson and McFarlane
Possible starting lineup for Nottingham Forest:
Blacksmith; Lawrence-Gabriel, Worrall, Mbe Soh, Blackett; Cafu, Yates; Lolley, Carvalho, Mighten; Swan
Correct Score: Port Vale 0-2 Nottingham Forest
As much as Hughton wants to see more of his loaned players and stars in action before the new season begins, the Forest coach may be able to reinstate some great hitters to XI for the trip to Vale Park.
Port Vale could still pose a threat at home, but we are fighting for the hosts to come out with something to show for their efforts here.