Harrogate Town take on a Port Vale side that have impressed in recent weeks and currently have one of the best forms in the league 2. Harrogate Town had been involved in a scoreless draw against Barrow which saw the side drop down a place in the league table but a win against Port Vale could see the Sulphurites climb up to 12th in the league that is with results going in their favour which is definitely a possibility. A win for Port Vale would see them go level on points with Swindon Town and Newport County who sit in both 7th and 8th place respectively with another game in hand over both sides. Port Vale haven’t lost in their last 7 games they will be looking to continue that streak when they head to The EnviroVent Stadium. Harrogate Town look to add to their 4 points from their last 2 games with another important 3 points.
Simon Weaver the manager of Harrogate Town spoke about the difficult game this weekend when his side took on Barrow which ended goal-less but was impressed with how his team played as he called Barrow a “Tricky place to travel too” and the weather conditions on the day didn’t help as it was extremely windy and that made it hard play with momentum on the day. Weaver only takes positives from the game thought claiming it was “a step in the right direction’ as he said his team was unlucky to go in at the break winning but said Barrow came out in the second half and probably deserved a goal as they hit the bar twice and hit the post. He was very pleased to see all his players wanting the ball and taking responsibility to make the right move to win the game.
Simon Weaver then said the games game against Port Vale will be a test as they are a strong and physical side with several experienced players who make very few errors but wants his side to attack them with the pace his side has and that will hopefully disorganise them and hopefully from there the win will follow.
Weaver was they asked if he will have a fully fit squad soon in which he replied yes and looks back on a tricky winter as his side had to deal with a lot of injuries but is now looking forward to the competition within his side to fight for places and to show what they can do in training and this will hopefully be followed up with wins that also push Harrogate Town up the league table.