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Four changes for the Town at Vale Park this afternoon

30 December 2017

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Hatters boss Nathan Jones has freshened up his starting XI for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two fixture at Port Vale by making four changes from the 5-0 Boxing Day win at Swindon.

Coming into the team from the kick-off for the final game of 2017 are midfielders Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and Lawson D’Ath, with forwards Elliot Lee and Harry Cornick – both who scored from the bench at the County Ground – also starting.

The Hatters are looking to extend the club-record 11-match unbeaten run away from home in the EFL, as well as the 13-game sequence in all competitions and the 126 goals scored in the calendar year.

Improving that last stat would also bring up a century of goals in League Two – including play-offs – with the current total of 99 bettered only by Manchester City in the top four levels of English football this season.


TOWN: Stech, Justin, Mullins, Sheehan ©, Potts, Rea, Mpanzu, D’Ath, Cornick, Hylton, E Lee. Subs: Cook, Shinnie, Berry, Collins, Gambin, Famewo, Shea (GK)

PORT VALE: Boot, Davis, Kay, Harness, Pugh, Pope, Montano, Smith, Whitfield, Tonge, Gunning. Subs: Lainton (GK), Denton, Anderson, Worrall, Barnett, Forrester, Turner

REFEREE: Tom Nield

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