Port Vale manager Micky Adams said his side are not good enough to cope with the top sides in League Two afer his Valiants side were hammered 5-0 by League Two champions Swindon Town.
Adams told the official Port Vale website: “I can’t keep saying it – they have good players and they are a million miles away from us.
“What it does is highlight what I need to do and I think to get top three, we fell short. The better sides are better than us. I think we can compete with anybody else, other than the top three.
“Whilst it is disappointing, we thank our fans for turning up today but we couldn’t live with them in the second half.
“I thought that in the first half, we played particularly well. That was as good as we have played all season, we handled the ball well and prevented them from creating loads of chances – the crowd were quiet until the wonder goal. The boy hit a top corner and we can’t legislate for that.”