Good afternoon from Vale Park. Port Vale are back in action but are taking a break from their fixture list as they host Accrington Stanley in the first round of the FA Cup.
The Vale are in good form, having won eight of their last ten games in all competitions, a run that has helped them climb to second place in League Two.
But they face a step into opposition this afternoon, taking on an Accrington side who are 12th in League One under their long-serving manager John Coleman.
So, how’s Darrell Clarke’s Vale? I’m The Sentinel and StokeonTrentLive’s Port Vale reporter Mike Baggaley and blogging live from the game. So follow me for all the build-up, team news, action and reaction.