Barnsley could have a fully fit squad to choose from for the trip to Port Vale. Midfielders James Bailey and Keith Treacy plus goalkeeper Ross Turnbull have all trained this week and could back into contention.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Head to Head
Last Six Port Vale v Barnsley results:
14/2/06 Barnsley (Paul Hayes 56) 1-1 Port Vale (Micky Cummins 84) (League One)
14/1/06 Port Vale (Danny Sonner 24, Leon Constantine 27, Sam Togwell 73) 3-2 Barnsley (Jacob Burns 56, Matt Carbon 67) (League One)
23/4/05 Port Vale (Chris Birchall 16, Billy Paynter 41,50, Tony Dinning 57,70) 5-0 Barnsley (League One)
6/11/04 Barnsley (Barry Conlon 44) 1-2 Port Vale (Billy Paynter 65, Robbie Williams og 69) (League One)
28/9/04 Port Vale (Billy Paynter 45) 1-0 Barnsley (Football League Trophy)
20/3/04 Barnsley 0-0 Port Vale (Division Two)
Port Vale Wins: 44
Barnsley Wins: 44
Port Vale Goals: 146
Barnsley Goals: 152
At Port Vale:
Port Vale Wins: 35
Barnsley Wins: 10
Port Vale Goals: 101
Barnsley Goals: 49
Last Away Meeting:
Saturday 14th January 2006.
Port Vale 3 2 Barnsley
Sonner 24 Burns 56
Constantine 27 Carbon 67
Mark Goodlad, George Abbey, George Pilkington, Mark Innes (Sean Doherty 69), Clayton Fortune, Craig James, Micky Cummins, Sam Togwell, Danny Sonner, Michael Husbands (Nathan Lowndes 69), Leon Constantine.
Jonny Brain, Danny Holmes, Mickey Bell.
Nick Colgan, Neil Austin, Paul Heckingbottom, Bobby Hassell, Matt Carbon, Chris Shuker, Stephen McPhail, Martin Devaney, Jacob Burns (Brian Howard 80), Marc Richards (Paul Hayes 57), Tommy Wright (Daniel Nardiello 75)
Scott Flinders, Rob Atkinson.
Still at respective clubs:
Port Vale: 0
Where are they now?
Mark Goodlad: Age: 35 Goalkeeper:
247 Port Vale appearances between 2000 and 2008. Barnsley born, left Vale Park in 2008 to retire.
George Abbey: Age: 35 Defender.
71 Port Vale appearances, 1 goal between 2004 and 2007. Left Vale Park in 2007, now retired following spells with Crewe and Akritas Chlorakas in Greece.
George Pilkington: Age: 32 Defender.
253 Port Vale appearances, 12 goals between 2008 and 2012. Left Vale Park in 2012, now a free agent following spells with Luton, Mansfield, Forest Green and Macclesfield.
Mark Innes: Age: 35 Defender.
34 Port Vale appearances between 2005 and 2006. Left Vale Park in 2006, now a free agent following spells with Hyde, New Mills and Mossley.
Clayton Fortune: Age: 31 Defender.
15 Port Vale appearances on loan from Leyton Orient between 2006 and 2007. Left Vale Park in 2007, now at Weston-super-Mare following spells with Darlington, Rushden & Diamonds, Aldershot, Clevedon Town, Mangotsfield and Chippenham.
Craig James: Age: 31 Defender.
83 Port Vale appearances, 1 goal between 2004 and 2006. Left Vale Park in 2006, now retired following spells with Darlington, York, Livingston, Barrow and Harrogate
Micky Cummins: Age: 36 Midfielder.
287 Port Vale appearances, 34 goals between 2000 and 2006. Left Vale Park in 2006, now player/coach at Gateshead following spells with Darlington, Rotherham and Grimsby.
Sam Togwell: Age: 29 Midfielder.
32 Port Vale appearances, 2 goals on loan from Crystal Palace between 2005 and 2006. Left Vale Park in 2006, now at Barnet following spells with Barnsley, Scunthorpe, Chesterfield and Wycombe.
Danny Sonner: Age: 42 Midfielder.
87 Port Vale appearances, 2 goals between 2005 and 2007. Left Vale Park in 2007, now retired following spells with Walsall and Wrexham.
Michael Husbands: Age: 30 Striker.
57 Port Vale appearances, 6 goals between 2005 and 2007. Left Vale Park in 2007, now with Redditch United following spells with Macclesfield, Telford and Oxford.
Leon Constantine: Age: 36 Striker.
85 Port Vale appearances, 38 goals between 2005 and 2007. Left Vale Park in 2007, now retired following spells with Leeds, Oldham, Northampton, Cheltenham, Hereford, York, Braintree, Lewes Tooting & Mitcham and Boston.
Jonny Brain: Age: 31 Goalkeeper.
69 Port Vale appearances between 2003 and 2006. Left Vale Park in 2006, now a free agent following spells with Macclesfield, Walsall, Nantwich and Stafford Rangers.
Danny Holmes: Age: 27 Defender.
0 Port Vale appearances between 2004 and 2006. Left Vale Park in 2006, now a free agent following spells with Burton, Ilkeston, Altrincham and Gresley.
Mickey Bell: Age: 42 Defender.
18 Port Vale appearances, 2 goals between 2005 and 2006. Left Vale Park in 2006, now retired and manager of Westen-super-Mare following spells with Cheltenham, Team Bath, Western-super-Mare and Clevedon Town.
Sean Doherty: Age: 29 Midfielder.
7 Port Vale appearances in 2006. Left Vale Park in 2006, now with Marine following spells with Accrington Stanley, Southport, Royal Antwerp, Sligo Rovers, Witton Albion, Colwyn Bay, AFC Liverpool and Droyslden.
Nathan Lowdes: Age: 37 Striker.
67 Port Vale appearances, 7 goals between 2004 and 2007. Left Vale Park in 2007, now a free agent following spells with Chester and Scone Thistle in Scotland.
Nick Colgan: Age: 40. Goalkeeper.
113 Reds appearances between 2004 and 2008. Left Oakwell in 2008, now the goalkeeping coach at Huddersfield following playing spells with Dundee United, Ipswich, Sunderland, Grimsby and Huddersfield.
Neil Austin: Age: 31. Defender.
165 Reds appearances between 2002 and 2007. Left Oakwell in 2007, now at Hartlepool following a spell at Darlington.
Paul Heckingbottom: Age: 37 Defender.
53 Reds appearances, 1 goal between 2006 and 2008. Left Oakwell in 2008, now Barnsley’s Academy coach following playing spells with Bradford, Mansfield, Gateshead and Harrogate.
Bobby Hassell: Age: 34. Defender:
291 Reds appearances, 9 goals between 2004 and 2014. Left Oakwell this summer and is now a free agent.
Matt Carbon: Age: 39 Defender.
56 Reds appearances, 1 goal between 2004 and 2006. Left Oakwell in 2006 and now retired following spells with New Zealand Knights and MK Dons.
Chris Shuker: Age: 32. Midfielder.
114 Reds appearances, 18 goals between 2004 and 2006. Left Oakwell in 2006 and retired this summer following spells with Tranmere, Morecambe and Port Vale.
Stephen McPhail: Age: 34. Midfielder.
79 Reds appearances, 4 goals between 2004 and 2006. Left Oakwell in 2006, now at Shamrock Rovers following spells with Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday.
Martin Devaney: Age: 34 Midfielder.
176 Reds appearances, 18 goals between 2005 and 2011. Left Oakwell in 2011, now at Worcester City following spells with Tranmere, Kidderminster and Hyde.
Jacob Burns: Age: 36. Midfielder.
104 Reds appearances, 8 goals between 2003 and 2006. Left Oakwell in 2006, and retired this summer following spells with Wisla Krakow and Perth Glory.
Marc Richards: Age: 32. Striker.
81 Reds appearances, 18 goals between 2005 and 2007. Left Oakwell in 2007, now with Northampton following spells with Port Vale and Chesterfield.
Tommy Wright: Age: 29. Striker.
41 Reds appearances, 2 goals between 2006 and 2007. Left Oakwell in 2007, now the player-manager at Corby Town following spells with Walsall, Darlington, Aberdeen, Grimsby, Kidderminster, Luton, Forest Green, Tamworth and Harrogate.
Scott Flinders: Age: 28. Goalkeeper.
19 Reds appearances between 2003 and 2006. Left Oakwell in 2006, now at Hartlepool following spells with Crystal Palace, Gillingham, Brighton, Yeovil, Blackpool and Falkirk.
Rob Atkinson: Age: 27. Defender.
10 Reds appearances between 2004 and 2009. Left Oakwell in 2009 and is now at Accrington Stanley following spells with Scarborough, Halifax, Rochdale, Grimsby and Fleetwood.
Brian Howard: 31. Midfielder.
137 Reds appearances, 28 goals between 2005 and 2009. Left Oakwell in 2009 and is now at Oxford following spells with Sheffield United, Reading, Millwall, Portsmouth, Bristol City and Birmingham.
Daniel Nardiello: Age: 31. Striker.
134 Reds appearances, 32 goals in four spells between 2004 and 2008. Left Oakwell for good in 2008, now at Bury following spells with QPR, Blackpool, Hartlepool, Oldham, Exeter and Rotherham.
Paul Hayes: Age: 30. Striker.
96 Reds appearances, 18 goals in two spells between 2005 and 2007 and between 2010-2011. Left Oakwell in 2007 for spells with Scunthorpe and Preston. Left Oakwell again in 2011 and now at Wycombe following spells with Charlton, Brentford, Crawley, Plymouth and Scunthorpe.
Last Season/This Season:
Last six 2014-2015 results:
16/9/14 Port Vale 0-3 Bristol City (League One)
13/9/14 Crewe 2-1 Port Vale (Jordan Slew) (League One)
6/9/14 Peterborough 3-1 Port Vale (Jordan Slew) (League One)
30/8/14 Port Vale (Mark Marshall) 1-2 Chesterfield (League One)
26/8/14 Port Vale (Michael O’Connor, Michael Brown) 2-3 Cardiff (League Cup)
23/8/14 Port Vale 0-2 Notts County (League One)
W: 0 D: 0 L: 6 F: 5 A: 15 GD: -10 Points: 0.
17/9/14 Fleetwood 0-0 Barnsley (League One)
13/9/14 Barnsley (Conor Hourihane 2, Devante Cole) 3–5 MK Dons (League One)
2/9/14 Barnsley (Devante Cole, Kane Hemmings) 2–0 York (Football League Trophy)
30/8/14 Yeovil 1–1 Barnsley (Conor Hourihane) (League One)
23/8/14 Barnsley (Conor Hourihane, Sam Winnall, Devante Cole, Dale Jennings) 4-1 Gillingham (League One)
19/8/14 Coventry 2-2 Barnsley (Conor Hourihane, Leroy Lita) (League One)
W: 2 D: 2 L: 1 F: 12 A: 9 GD: +3 Points: 5 *1 win in cup
Port Vale are one of Barnsley’s oldest rivals. The two sides have met 107 times dating back to 1898, but this will be the first meeting for eight years.
There is nothing to separate them as they are tied up at 44 wins a piece but Barnsley have failed to win any of the last eight.
Port Vale have scored over 100 goals against Barnsley in home meetings alone. Barnsley have netted 99 against Vale at Oakwell and have scored 152 in total against Vale’s 146.
The last time The Reds won at Vale Park they ended the season promoted to the Premier League. John Hendrie, Arjan De Zeeuw and Clint Marcelle were on target in a 3-1 victory back in October 1996. The Reds have lost five and drawn two of their seven subsequent trips.
Port Vale are on their worst run for six years having lost each of their past six matches (five in the league one in the league cup)
This wretched run which has dropped the club to 23rd in the table saw manager Micky Adams resign on Thursday.
The Valiants have been anything but so far this campaign and they are yet to win in front of their own supporters in the league (one draw, three defeats). They have not gone five home league games without a win since October 2009.
If Barnsley avoid defeat tomorrow it will be their best start on the road since 2011-2012. They also failed to lose any of their first five away games last season. They picked up seven points from those five matches, which they will equal with a draw tomorrow.
The Reds are also now unbeaten away from home for four successive matches for the first time since they did not lose any of their final four of the 2012-2013 season. Avoid defeat tomorrow and they will be unbeaten in five for the first time since February 2013.
On Wednesday night The Reds kept their first clean sheet away from Oakwell in 16 games. You have to go back to April 2010 for the last time Barnsley secured successive away clean sheets. Both were 0-0 draws.
The stalemate at Fleetwood also gave Barnsley their first league clean sheet of the season. They will be looking to secure back to back shutouts for the first time since April 2013.
2014-2015: Games: 7 Yellows: 19 Reds: 0
Last Port Vale match: Port Vale 0-3 Bristol City, Tuesday 16th September 2014. (Yellow card shown to Richard Duffy)
Last Barnsley match: Barnsley 1-1 Blackpool, Saturday 15th September 2012. (No yellow cards shown to Barnsley players)
This will be Andy Woolmer’s second successive Port Vale match. He also officiated their 3-0 home defeat to Bristol City on Tuesday. Hopefully a good omen for The Reds!
On This Day:
Played: 16 Won: 9 Drawn: 3 Lost: 4 Scored: 27 Conceded: 19.
Last match on the 20th September: 2008. Port Vale (Dodds) 1-4 Macclesfield. Att: 6,645.
Last win: 2003
Last draw: 1997
Last defeat: 2008
STAT! – Port Vale have won one of their last four matches on this date.
Played: 16 Won: 4 Drawn: 5 Lost: 7 Scored: 19 Conceded: 23.
Last match on the 20th September: 2008. Southampton 0-0 Barnsley. Att: 14,836.
Last win: 1980
Last draw: 2008
Last defeat: 2005
STAT! – Barnsley have failed to win any of their last five games on this date and have won just one of the last ten.
Saturday 20th September 2014:
Colchester v Bradford
Doncaster v Chesterfield
Fleetwood v Bristol City
Gillingham v Walsall
MK Dons v Crewe
Notts County v Oldham
Preston v Crawley
Rochdale v Coventry
Scunthorpe v Leyton Orient
Swindon v Sheffield United
Yeovil v Peterborough