Friday starting at 19:45 Port Vale Bury will meet in a match counting for round number 27 of the Championship.
After Boxing Day stage the host team was defeated 1-0 by Walsall coach Bruno Ribeiro was replaced by interim Michael Brown. Under his Port Vale has collected 4 points in the next two rounds and was eliminated 4-0 by Huddersfield in the FA Cup.
Thus host band was ranked 15th with 31 points, 6 points away from the relegation zone.
After the first 10 stages, the home team have 6 wins and ranks 2nd. There followed a series incredible 11 consecutive defeats, coach David Flitcroft was dismissed and in its place came Chris Brass and Ryan Kidd. Under the leadership of these following 5 matches from which gathered 2 points, and the last stage managed a surprising 5-1 Peterborough. In that game, between 7 and 27 minutes J. Vaughan striker scored 4 times.
With these 3 points Bury climbed above the relegation zone in 20th place.