Port Vale have only won 1 game in 6 but despite their poor run of form have still maintained second position in the table. They take on the Shrimpers at Vale Park in a game which seemingly bares high importance to both teams seasons.
Despite league 2s current top scorer Tom Pope failing to find the net since January 24th and interestingly since securing his new deal, Port Vale still boast the meanest attack in the league banging in 66 goals in 36 games. They will hope to reignite their attacking forces as they have only found the net twice in their last 6 games.
Southend United make the top 5 away sides in the division so far this season. Paul Sturrock is a canny operator at League 2 level and he will know that his team will need to win their game in hand to stand a chance of a playoff spot as games are fast running out. Club top scorer, Gavin Tomlin is an injury doubt and would be a key loss if deemed unavailable.
Many will be expecting Port Vale’s barron spell in front of goal to end, believing it’s a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’.