Port Vale v Posh

A look ahead to Tuesday night’s Sky Bet League One meeting against Port Vale at Vale Park (7.45pm).

Peterborough United make the trip to Vale Park on Tuesday evening to face Port Vale in Sky Bet League One action (7.45pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men looking to extend a good run of form, which sees the club inside the top six in the division.

Posh picked up a point from the home clash with Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday thanks to goals from Joel Randall and Ephron Mason-Clark, while Port Vale also added a point to their tally after a hard-fought 0-0 draw at Stevenage.


Posh are without the services of goalkeeper Will Blackmore and midfielder Jeando Fuchs due to injury, while Malik Mothersille got 60 minutes under his belt in the under 21s draw at Crewe Alexandra on Monday. The former Chelsea man netted his first Posh goal in the game and is expected to be challenging for a spot in the squad for Saturday’s trip to Blackpool.

Jadel Katongo and Kwame Poku have both trained and are available to start after slight injuries. The hosts are unable to call upon Conor Grant and James Wilson, who are both expected to be sidelined for up to eight weeks with calf injuries.

Defender Alex Lacovitti is also sidelined with a calf problem and remains a doubt for Tuesday's encounter after missing the last four matches. Ryan Loft and Uche Ikpeazu both made their Port Vale debuts at the weekend, and the latter could be presented with his first start for the club on Tuesday.


Midfielder Alfie Devine (pictured below) joined Vale on-loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in the summer and has made a lively start to life in the Potteries. An excellent technician, he makes Vale tick with his ability to break the lines and bring others into play. He is a threat in and around the box and will need to be carefully marshalled by the Posh defence.

Alfie Devine


“It is a big pitch and that should suit us in the way that we want to play. Port Vale are an aggressive side, they might not have won in the last few games, but I have watched a lot of their matches and they have been in them and in the first half against Portsmouth, they dominated. They have recruited well and it will be a tough game, I have no doubt about that,” Darren Ferguson said.


Just over 350 tickets have been sold to Posh fans ahead of the fixture with tickets going off sale at midday on Tuesday from the Weston Homes Box Office and online at www.theposhtickets.com. Supporters can pay on the night, but they will need to scan a QR code at the away turnstiles and obtain their tickets as e-tickets online.


Match passes are available to purchase for £10 both domestically and overseas with commentary from Chris Dowsett and Nilesh Patel. If you would prefer to just listen to the game you can do so with £5 audio passes available.


Junior Morias (pictured below) scored twice in a 3-0 win for Posh back in 2017 with Marcus Maddison also on target, moments after he saw a penalty saved. You can watch highlights from that fixture here.

Port Vale v Posh


Posh Academy graduate Tom Conlon (pictured making his senior debut below) remains on the books at Vale Park but he is currently unavailable for selection due to injury.

There have been a number of other players to feature both sides down the years including current Barnet player Idris Kanu, Stamford striker Ricky Miller and Posh sponsor host David Riley. Among the others to have played for both include:

Calum Willock, Ronnie Jepson, Dave Hibbert, Exodus Geohaghan, Anthony Grant, Flo Cuvelier, Tyler Denton, Colin Daniel, Leon Constantine, Danny Sonner, Sagi Burton, Shaun Brisley, Tyrone Barnett and Justin Richards.

Tom Conlon


Both sets of players will wear black armbands as a tribute to Bobby Charlton, who sadly passed away at the weekend. There will be a minute’s applause ahead of kick-off.


Marc Edwards is the match referee.