Tudor hoping to make amends

By Dane Vincent
Last updated : 02 October 2008

Ahead of the game between Port Vale and Notts County, NCM has taken a look at some players that could potentially impact the game significantly.

This week, those under the spot-light are a Vale midfielder who is currently under fire and a County striker who is searching for his first goal since the Bournemouth clash.

Naughty boy: Tudor was summoned by the board for some controversial comments after the Macclesfield loss...
Shane Tudor could be just the man to sure up the home side's midfield, which by all accounts has been somewhat lacklustre in recent outings.

Lack of creativity and service in attack has been pinpointed as a substantial explanation for Vale's lack of goals over the past few weeks.

Although he has hardly featured this term, making just three appearances - including last week's loss to Gillingham - he will be looking to redeem himself for some comments made after the 4-1 hammering at the hands of Macclesfield Town.

Tudor had regrettably blurted: "No disrespect to them, but they're a s**t club and the fans have paid £15 to see us beaten by them 4-1.

"Look at the size of us to them and it's a million miles away, like comparing Man United to Crewe."

Remarks like this have played a huge part in further unsettling the club, which is in an worrying position at the moment, both on and off the pitch.

Reproducing the form that he showed during impressive stints with Cambridge United and Leyton Orient would go a long way to rebuilding these burnt bridges with the management and boardroom staff, as well as the emotionally drained fans.

Jamie Forrester will be eager to get back into his goal-scoring run on

Goals: Forrester will be looking to end his three game goalless streak...
Saturday against a Vale team that has failed to keep a clean sheet so far this season.

In those 11 games, they have shipped an unimpressive 18 goals, meaning the former Lincoln City top-scorer will see this as the perfect opportunity to boost his tally.

Forrester has netted twice in eight matches so far, making him the joint-leading striker in that department alongside cameo hotshot, Sean Canham.

The ball playing forward was unfortunate not to add to his total against Aldershot Town, with a dubious offside decision ruling out his delicate lob from just outside the area.

A finish of that quality showed that he is still on the goal trail, and against an apparently shaky Valiants' rear-guard, it would probably be unwise to bet against him ending his three match barren spell.

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