Rovers start life without Dave Penney with a tricky away match at Port Vale. Rovers have not won at Vale Park since 1979 and that was an FA Cup match.
‘We haven’t got a clue what the side is going to be, because they have got a big, decent squad there.’ Martin Foyle
”We have to get on with the job in hand and work on our game. I’m not interested in what Vale can do but more how we can play. It’s been a fine line between success and failure this season, but for some very late goals it might have been Dave doing this. We have to make sure the lads keep the concentration right to the end to stop these lapses.’ Mickey Walker
Port Vale Team News:
Stefan Moore, on loan from QPR, is expected to make his home debut. Nathan Lowndes (ankle) and Robin Hubert (foot) are not available for selection.
Player to watch: Constantine
Vale turned down a bid from the Dingles for the inform hit-man on Thursday.
Doncaster Rovers Team News:
Jan Budtz is included in the squad to travel along with fit again Paul Heffernan. Dyer, Griffith and Horlock all miss out. With only two fit centre-midfielders who generally do not play well together Walker may be forced to play players out of position, a criticism often labelled at Dave Penney.
Player to watch: Directors Box
The Rovers chairman is expected to receive a mixed reception following the dismissal of Dave Penney earlier in the week.
Match Facts & Stats
Games at Vale Park between Port Vale and Doncaster Rovers
Wins for Port Vale: 15
Wins for Rovers: 4
Goals for Port Vale: 47
oals for Rovers: 20
Referee: Paul Taylor