Rob Page says that the Valiants need characters in the dressing room as they bid to avoid being drawn into the relegation battle.
Page told the official Port Vale website: “I thought, again, we created chances first half but weren’t clinical enough, didn’t finish them,” he said.
“I said at half time, it’s a typical game where we have all the play, we create the chances and they get one and score and that seemed to be the case again.
“I’ve said now, we need characters. We’re in a position we find ourselves in where all of a sudden we’re looking over our shoulder and we need to dig in deep all together, rool our sleeves up and do as best we can to get ourselves out of it.”