Monday 11 December 2017

Port Vale rocking up to the Carlisle

BRAY Wanderers' first glamour friendly of the season takes place on Saturday as League One side Port Vale visit the Carlisle Grounds.

Vale gained promotion to England's third tier after finishing third in League Two this season under the stewardship of Micky Adams.

Vale boast players such as Darren Purse – a season centre half who has a Carling Cup runners-up medal from 2001 when Liverpool overcame his Birmingham City side and Lee Hughes, a renowned goalscorer who once fetched £5,000,000 when joining Coventry City from West Brom.

The match has a 3pm kick-off.

There is a special half-price season ticket available that will guarantee you entry to the Seagulls' remaining seven league games.

The costs are €60 for an adult (less than €9 per game), €50 for students (less than €7.50 per match) and €30 for children/OAP's (a snippet at less than €4.50 per fixture).

Pat Devlin has dipped into the July transfer window and emerged with five new signings.

Goalkeeper Shane Redmond arrives from Mansfield Town and the former Republic of Ireland U-21 international, now 24, is expected to challenge fellow former U-21 international Darren Quigley for the number one jersey.

Former Seagull Ryan Coombes has also returned to the Carlisle Grounds. The 19 year old was formerly a member of the Bray U-19 squad before signing for St. Patrick's Athletic.

Eight league appearances for the Saints later the youngster opted to sign for Athlone Town in the First Division but Coombes has now left Roddy Collins and co. behind to wear the green and white of Bray once again.

Also hoping to force their way into Pat Devlin's first-team plans are Dwayne Wilson, Michael Brown and Sean Noble. Former Student Wilson, 26, signs from Bohemians while Brown and Noble, both 17, arrive from Dublin junior side Stella Maris.

All are likely to feature in Saturday's friendly with Port Vale.

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