Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Holker Street will host Saturday’s League Two game between Barrow and Port Vale, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Barrow’s main goal is to secure the survival, whilst the Valiants are eyeing automatic promotion to the League One. The Bluebirds failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Leyton Orient, meaning that Phil Brown should opt to make changes to the starting XI.
Both Tom White and Josh Kay are pushing for a start, speaking of the home side. Port Vale, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Sutton. The Valiants have a chance to climb to automatic promotion berth, and they should take advantage to Barrow’s anything but good form. Tom Pett, who suffered an injury at the weekend, is unlikely to feature against the Bluebirds.
Highlighted Player (Luke James):
After starting his senior career at Hartlepool United, Luke James moved to Peterborough United in 2014. The English attacker played for the likes of Bradford City and Bristol Rovers on loan as well before joining Forest Green in the 2017/18 season.
After making 14 appearances in the league for the Green Army, Luke James returned to Hartlepool. In the summer of 2020 he joined his current club Barrow. James made his Barrow debut in the League two on September 12, 2009 in a 1-1 draw with Stevenage, and he scored his first goal for the club the following month in a 2-2 draw with Walsall.
His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a winger as well. Born in Amble, England on November 4, 1994, Luke James has a contract with Barrow until July 20, 2020. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Port Vale):
Nicknamed the Valiants, Port Vale are a professional club that compete in the League Two. Port Vale welcome their rivals at Vale Park, and they wear white and black kit when playing in front of home fans. Yellow, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Valiants’ home ground, which was built in 1950, can hold up to 49,768 people. Championship side Stoke City are seen as one of the club’s fiercest rivals, but their rivalry is pretty healthy. The two teams first met on December 2, 1882, with the Potters emerging triumphant (1-0).
The Valiants maintain a rivalry with fellow League 2 club Crewe Alexandra as well. Speaking of the club’s titles, it has to be noted that Port Vale have won Football League Trophy on two occasions (1993, 2001). A 9-1 win over Chesterfield from September 24, 1932 is the club’s biggest triumph.