Accrington Stanley start the weekend just one point above danger, therefore are desperate to increase that cushion here.
John Coleman’s team have only won one of their last nine league fixtures, although last weekend’s trip to Portsmouth was postponed.
Since then though, the ‘Owd Reds have reached the EFL Trophy quarter-finals, edging-out Burton 4-2 on Tuesday.
Harvey Rodgers with a brace at the Pirelli, before Joe Pritchard and Tommy Leigh were on target.
Port Vale meanwhile are eight points better off than their visitors.
Last season’s League Two play-off winners were beaten 1-0 at Bristol Rovers, but will be delighted to be sat 11th at this stage of the season.
Back at Vale Park, will the Valiants make home advantage count?