Popular signing Rob Taylor has told the Sentinel that he is determined to stake a claim for a first-team place.
Taylor said: “I’m confident in my own ability. When I’ve come on, and during training, I haven’t felt out of my depth.
“So I feel I could do a job if I started in the first team and I’ve wanted to make a start for a while now. I’ve come off the bench and done okay, but I could do with a bit more time on the pitch. Everybody wants to start games and I’m looking to do that.”
Kyle Perry has also admitted he is desperate for a run in the first-team as he seeks a new contract at Vale Park. Perry told the Sentinel newspaper: “Like every player will tell you it’s about playing those three, four or five games on the trot.
“But for some reason it just isn’t happening for me at the moment. I’ve been playing the odd game, or two games here and there.
“I was gutted about the sending off [against Shrewsbury] and looking at the games that have been postponed, they were great chances for me to get games under my belt.
“You become more relaxed when you’ve played a couple of games. It’s psychological, because you do things a lot easier if you get on that run.”
“In the games I’ve played, I’ve battled hard and have been told I’m doing well.
“All I can do is keep going and with three-and-half-months left [until his contract expires] I’m just going to enjoy it, give it my best and see what happens.”