Live updates

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.


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


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.

Port Vale F.C announces new chairman

Port Vale new Chairman Norman Smurthwaite Credit: ITV News Central

Port Vale Football Club has today announced it's found a new chairman.

The former chief executive of the club, Norman Smurthwaite, has taken over as chairman and sole owner of the club, following the departure of Paul Wildes on Friday.

The Burslem-based club is expecting up to 400 fans at tonight's Football Supporters Club Meeting where Norman will take questions.

Load more updates