Port Vale assistant manager Mark Grew has urged the Football League to rubber stamp Paul Wildes’ purchase of the club so they can add to their “threadbare” squad.
A takeover is in sight after prospective owners Paul Wildes and Norman Smurthwaite met with the Football League.
Port Vale have drawn away at Sheffield United in the second round of the FA Cup.
The Blades knocked Bristol Rovers out to make it this far, while Vale enjoyed a 3-2 victory against Forest Green Rovers to progress.
Stoke City have celebrated ten years since the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager.
The Potters have made great strides under the Welshman’s guidance, establishing themselves in the Premier League, reaching an FA Cup final for the first time and returning to European competition.
Around 150 people braved the cold weather to support a charity football match in Stone.
Staff from the Co-Operative supermarket faced rivals Morrisons in memory of two local men – and organisers now hope the fixture will become an annual event.
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis believes in-form striker Steven Fletcher and his Sunderland team-mates will provide the Potters with a stern test.
The former Wolves striker has notched five goals in as many games this season – but Pulis warned his players that Martin O’Neill’s side are a threat across the pitch.
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis does not believe setting up a black players’ union is an appropriate way to fight the “evil forces” in football.
A number of footballers have pledged their support to the idea of establishing such a group in an attempt to tackle racism and achieve equality within the English game.
Former Stafford Rangers striker Simon Everall has said his decision to re-join former club Nantwich Town was for “football reasons”.
Everall struggled to make a success of his time at Marston Road only scoring five goals in his debut season.
World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has condemned diving in modern football – and called for stricter sanctions for offenders.
The Stoke City legend spoke out after a number of high-profile incidents in the Premier League involving players like Gareth Bale, Oscar, and Luis Suarez against the Potters.