Port Vale fan Matt Littler gives his thoughts on how his side are going to fair in the Sky Bet League One this season.
What are your expectations for this season?
Top half of the table will be realistic goal. For me, the play-offs would be nice to see and a trip to Wembley but it might be a little ambitious.
What do you think of your summer business so far?
The new signings like Michael O’Connor and Mark Marshall have both shown us great exciting football so far in the friendlies and hopefully we have a squad that can compete well in the league. We have added some good wide players to supply the crosses for Tom Pope, which hopefully will bring us plenty of goals.
Who will be your star player this year?
Our star player will be Chris Lines, he has shown what he’s made of in pre-season and throughout the 2013-14 campaign and if he can stay fit he will be crucial for the success of the season.
Who will be your breakout star this year?
Sam Johnson will surely be our breakthrough player, as Chris Neal was out at the end of last season, he was brilliant in goal for us. Due to his height he picks balls out of the air easily and players are afraid the attack the ball in the air when he is around. I think with a few more games under his belt, it won’t be long until Championship or even Premier League teams will want to sign him.
What game are you looking forward to the most?
There is no real fixture that really sticks out the most, I just love going to Vale Park to cheer on the lads. I can’t wait for the season to start so if I had to pick a game it would be our first home game on Saturday 9th August, Walsall.