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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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Wolverhampton Wanderers have tweeted about violence following the club's 2-1 victory over Crawley Town in League One.


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Wolves a "big challenge"

Kenny Jackett has become the fifth manager in 15 months, at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 51-year-old has signed a 12-month rolling contract to replace Dean Saunders. Speaking of his appointment, he said he was very proud to be the head coach at Wolves.

"It's a big challenge to get the club back to where it wants to be. Every team will come to Wolves and treat it like a cup final. We have to be prepared for that."

– Kenny Jackett, Wolves Head Coach

Chief Executive, Jez Moxey was full of praise for his new appointment and accepted things had gone wrong in the past.

"I could spend all day talking about the mistakes we've made in recent months. We're a big club, but we're not too big to realise our mistakes."

– Jez Moxey, Wolves Chief Executive

Jackett will be talking to Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell about the future of the playing squad. With many players on big salaries,there will almost certainly be a clear out, before new names are brought in.

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