Interim manager Rob Page said that goalkeeper Chris Neal “didn’t deserve” to be on the losing end but red carded striker Jordan Slew will have to learn from his mistakes.
Talking after Vale’s 1-0 loss, Page said: “Chris has been outstanding, he looks like he has that confidence back again.
Those two saves were world class. One was slightly behind him and then to react and stop the rebound the way he did was fantastic…
“Those two saves were world class. One was slightly behind him and then to react and stop the rebound the way he did was fantastic.
“But just to name Chris would be harsh on the rest. He was outstanding, but they all were.
However, Page was disappointed with Slew who was sent-off for kicking out commenting: “I have said he is going to get centre-halves who want to do that to him. He is going to get people who want to bully him and pinch him and spit at him and whatever. He has to rise above it.
“The only way to answer people like that is to score the winning goal against them and laugh at them walking off.
“The minute you lash out it lets himself down and I think it lets everyone else down.
“Overall I am really disappointed because once again the players have put a great shift in. They have given everything for the cause and a sending off and a penalty decision has changed the game.”