Date: 9th August 2010 at 7:59am
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Vital QPR – Breaking News
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Vital QPR takes a look at Tuesday’s Carling Cup opponents Port Vale

Facts & Figures


Founded: 1876

Nickname: The Valiants, The Vale

Ground: Vale Park (19, 148)

Manager: Micky Adams

HONOURS


League One: Runners up 1993-94

League Two: Winners 1958-59 (whilst branded as division 4)

Johnstone`s Paint Trophy: Winners 1993 & 2001

RECORDS


Record Attendance: 49,768 v Aston Villa on 20 Feb 1960 (FA Cup)

Record victory: 9 – 1 v Chesterfield on 24 September 1932

Record defeat 0 – 10 v Sheffield United on 10 Dec 1892

Record Buy: £500,000 – Gareth Ainsworth from Lincoln

Record Sale: £2,000,000 – Gareth Ainsworth to Wimbledon

Record Appearances: 837 – Roy Sproson

Record Goals: 167 – Wilf Kirkham

SQUAD


Goalkeepers

1. Chris Martin
12. Stuart Tomlinson

Defenders

2. Adam Yates
5. John McCombe
6. Gareth Owen
15. Lee Collins
20. Matthew Bell
21. Ritchie Sutton

Midfielders

3. Robert Taylor
4. Anthony Griffith
7. Doug Loft
10. Tommy Fraser
14. Kris Taylor
16. Lewis Haldane
17. Sean Rigg
18. Sam Morsy
22. Gary Roberts

Forwards

8. Louis Dodds
9. Marc Richards
11. Justin Richards
19. Anthony Malbon

KEY PLAYERS


Marc Richards – A hard working forward with an eye for goal, Richards has scored 35 goals in 117 appearances since joining from Barnsley in 2007. Richards scored an impressive 22 goals last season and was rewarded with a two year contract extension keeping him at the club until 2012. The most likely source for goals this season, he will be looking to lead Port Vale`s promotion charges.

Lee Collins – A versatile young defender who can play all across the back four, Collins was ever present last season making 51 appearances in all competitions. Collins joined from Port Vale from Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan before signing a two and half year deal in January 2009. At 21 Collins is a good player with potential to play at a higher level.

LAST FIVE FIXTURES


Win: 1-0 v Bury (a)
Win: 3-2 v Stafford Rangers (a)
Draw: 1-1 v Walsall (h)
Loss: 0-1 v Aberdeen (h)
Win: 3-2 v Ballinasloe (a)

LAST FIVE FIXTURES v QPR


Port Vale 3-2 QPR on 19 Sept 06
QPR 3-2 Port Vale on 2 Mar 04
Port Vale 2-0 QPR on 21 Oct 03
QPR 4-0 Port Vale on 15 Feb 03
Port Vale 0-0 QPR on 2 Nov 02




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