Rob Page says squad depth and character helped Vale

Manager Rob Page says he is ”¬†really proud of the players” after two late goals saw off Blackpool on Tuesday night.

The 2-0 win not only ended Vale’s Tuesday night hoodoo (a run of poor performances during midweek games at Vale Park) but it also saw the Valiants record their third win in five days – a remarkable achievement.

I am really proud of that group of players. I couldn’t want for a better group…

Page told the media:¬†“I am really proud of the players. I thought they gave another battling performance on a difficult pitch and deserved the win and the clean sheet.

“The substitutes came on and had an impact on the game and it is always about the squad. I think in the last 10 or 15 minutes it was their heart and character that got them through.

“There were a lot of tired bodies on the pitch. I walked over to clap the fans and in the middle you are ankle deep in mud. It is a heavy pitch and I am really proud of that group of players. I couldn’t want for a better group.”