League Two

January 1, 2013

Full-time

Port Vale

0 - 2

Fleetwood Town

League Two

15:00 +00:00, January 1, 2013

Vale Park, England

Referee: Paul Tierney

Vincent poised for comeback

Team Stat Comparison

Port Vale Fleetwood Town
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 3 13
Points 78 60
Goal Difference 35 -2
Goals for * 2.2 1.2
Goals against * 1.1 1.1
Last 5 D-D-D-D-W L-L-L-L-D
Last 5 home D-D-W-W-L L-L-D-W-D
Last 5 away D-D-D-W-L L-L-D-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Port Vale | Fleetwood Town

Competition Stats

Port Vale Fleetwood Town
Goals Tom Pope 31 Jon Parkin 10
Assists Tom Pope 12 David Ball 7
Yellows Doug Loft 7 Junior Brown 8
Reds Doug Loft 1 Jamie McGuire 1
Squads: Port Vale | Fleetwood Town

Ashley Vincent could return to the Port Vale squad when the new npower League Two leaders host Fleetwood.

Vincent remained sidelined with the stomach bug that ruled him out of the Boxing Day victory at Rotherham as the Valiants won 3-2 at Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday to replace long-time leaders Gillingham, whose home game against Northampton was postponed, at the division's summit.

The winger was close to making the trip to east London and will continue to be monitored ahead of New Year's Day.

Doug Loft missed out on a return to the club where he had a loan spell in 2009 at the weekend and manager Micky Adams will hope to have his skipper back for the visit of the Cod Army.

Adams has the likes of defender Clayton McDonald, midfielders Robert Taylor, Chris Shuker, Kingsley James and Ryan Lloyd and striker Ben Williamson available should he wish to freshen up his team.

Alex Titchiner will hope to keep his place in the Fleetwood attack.

Titchiner replaced Steven Gillespie at half-time during the Boxing Day win over Morecambe and was handed a first senior start in Saturday's goalless draw with York.

When Gillespie was introduced from the bench against the Minstermen it was in favour of David Ball - Town's matchwinner against the Shrimps.

Midfielder Barry Ferguson (groin) and striker Jon Parkin (hamstring) remain sidelined alongside defensive duo Youl Mawene and Anthony Barry, who have resumed light training following respective foot and knee injuries.

The Cod Army remain unbeaten since Alexander's appointment at the start of this month but have drawn three of his four matches at the helm.