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Port Vale hails 'new era' with new manager Rob Page

Former defender Rob Page has been appointed as the new manager of Port Vale FC.

Page, who first joined Vale as a youth team coach, has been acting as caretaker manager since former boss Micky Adams left last month.

Page took over after former boss Micky Adams left last month Credit: PA

And after overseeing wins against Barnsley, Yeovil Town and Leyton Orient, the club has now signed him up until at least the end of the season.

He said he was delighted with the position.

I am really pleased. I had a conversation with the chairman and he has offered me the opportunity to manage the club, which I am very grateful for.

I think the difference in the approach to games, especially at home, is there for everyone to see and long may it continue.

This is a proud moment for myself and I would like to thank the fans and players for their support, which will continue to be important in the future.

– Rob Page

Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite hailed his appointment as the "start of a new era" for the club, and praised Page for turning around the team's home form.

Defender Daniel Jones sacked from Port Vale

Port Vale FC has sacked defender Daniel Jones with immediate effect after a clash which left captain Doug Loft badly injured.

Loft will be left on the bench for rest of the season, having suffered a suspected broken cheekbone in what has been described as an "altercation" last week.

Pictures of Loft's injuries were published in The Sun today, with reports suggesting Jones' sacking was directly linked to the incident.

The club said it would not be commenting further.

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Replay for Port Vale as they squander two-goal lead

Port Vale will have to travel to Plymouth, as they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 in today's FA Cup third round match at Vale Park.

Gavin Tomlin and Tom Pope put the hosts in front in the first half, only to be pegged back in the second half, thanks to strikes from Reuben Reid and Ben Purrington.

The replay is due to take place in the week beginning 13th January.

Fans bailed after football violence

A group of football fans arrested after trouble broke out at a local derby match have been bailed.

The 23 people were all detained after problems before, during and after Saturday's League One game between Port Vale and Wolves.

A detailed investigation is under way into the offences committed and evidence will be put before the courts in relation to the criminal behaviour of those to decided to become involved.

– Staffordshire Police

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Two-thirds of fans arrested were Port Vale supporters

Police say they believe around two-thirds of those arrested after trouble broke out at the Port Vale grounds following the team's 3-1 loss to Wolves were home supporters.

All 23 people arrested by Staffordshire Police have now been released on bail.

Police make 23 arrests after football match

Police have been pelted with bottles and missiles after trouble broke out between football fans following a highly-charged local derby game.

Officers arrested 23 people when Port Vale entertained rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers in League One yesterday.

Staffordshire Police said it was "confronted by a significant group of home fans" involved in "violent disorder" who had gone out of their way to target police lines.

The force is now scouring CCTV from the day's fixture, which Wolves won 3 - 1, in a bid to trace everybody who had a hand in causing trouble.

Port Vale said it would fully back any police action against any of its fans involved.

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