Chesterfield: Saunders set to keep the faith at Port Vale

Charlie Raglan is unlikely to start against former club Port Vale this weekend
Charlie Raglan is unlikely to start against former club Port Vale this weekend
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Suffering a defeat seems unlikely to stop Chesterfield boss Dean Saunders from making changes from the side that face Oldham Athletic last weekend.

Saunders is set to keep the faith in his side maintaining their status as away experts when they visit Port Vale on Saturday.

Ex-Valiant Charlie Raglan, Gboly Ariyibi, Sam Hird and Rai Simons are all pushing for starts but are likely to sit on the bench at Vale Park for a meeting between two sides with plenty of history.

As well as Raglan, Sam Morsy and Dan Jones are both former Vale players while Chris Herd and Jay O’Shea both had loan spells with the club.

Morsy was publicly criticised by Vale management for his disciplinary record while at the club while Jones was released after a training ground incident with Doug Loft.

Jones’ departure ensures he is roundly booed with every touch, though that is a situation he thrives on.

Vale boss Rob Page is a former Chesterfield player himself plus an ex-Wales team mate of Spireites boss Saunders and coach Mark Crossley.

Chesterfield have claimed 15 points on the road this season while Vale have amassed the same total on home soil, suffering just one defeat at Vale Park.