Port Vale Connection Threatens Imps FA Cup Dreams
Ex-Port Vale striker Danny Glover (son of Valiants legend Dean) looks scripted to become the Worcester City giant-killing FA Cup hero against Lincoln City this weekend. Like his dad he is cultured but his knack is in attack, helping two sides into the Skrill Premier over the last two seasons as well as a match winning performance in the previous round.
The father and son both played at opposite ends of the pitch for Port Vale, with dad, Dean, clocking up 363 League games as a cultured defender/midfielder, with son Danny making 41 as a striker. Danny, still only 23, came up through the youth ranks to score 4 League goals before moving on to Worcester City where he has averaged a goal every 3 games (27 in 84). His dad went on to become caretaker and then manager at the Valiants while Danny got the boot from his father’s successor Micky Adams.
As Danny said at the time
“Whether my dad was at the club or not I knew, and the team knew, that I was only ever going to be in the team if I was playing well. I was never going to be picked just because my dad was there.”
Danny has continued to solidly deliver at Conference North level with something of a promotion knack. He signed for Nuneaton for a season delivering 18 goals in the play-off season that saw the Boro promoted but instead returned for a second stint at Worcester. Last year he went on loan to FC Halifax, helping the Shaymen in their promotion did to the Skrill Premier. So far this season Danny has scored three goals including a beauty in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Rugby to set up this mouthwatering tie.
Like his dad he is cultured, he is clever and he is nippy; along with right-winger Williams and midfield engine Thorley The Dragons offer a serious threat to Lincoln’s progression in a competition that is vital to us nowadays. In goal is Simmo’s outstanding ex-stopper Jose Veiga – aka the cape crusader – who could well have joined the Imps if Farman had moved on in the summer. If the Imps can score early we will go on and win it, but The Dragons are a resilient side and will keep it tight which is where Glover’s quality could be decisive.
The pitch will make passing football hard for us, indeed only one side, Stockport (4-0) have managed to beat the Dragons in their last 9 games. They have won three of those games, with 5 draws, indeed 7 of the 15 matches this season have seen a point, that perhaps accounts for the Dragons lowly position in the Skrill North. A draw would do Worcester who could then expect a second pay day on a fantastic stage that will lift them as it does most part-time sides. So we need to win this one at the first time of asking and put our season back on the right track. The prize money will help there too.
|Full name||Daniel Glover
|Date of birth||24 October 1989 (age 23)|
|Place of birth||Crewe, England|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Current gig in the game|
|2009||Salisbury City (loan)||7||(0)|
|2010||Stafford Rangers (loan)||6||(1)|
|2013||F.C. Halifax Town (loan)||10||(0|