Rob Page is under no illusions of the task as Vale travel to take on Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night.
The Vale manager commented: “It is going to be a typical Tuesday night game at Oldham where you have to roll your sleeves up, play the pitch as well, and have a go.
You have to roll your sleeves up, play the pitch as well, and have a go…
“People will look at these next two fixtures and say there should be six points for us.
“It is never as easy as that. Teams at the bottom are fighting for the points.
“Oldham could have jumped three places had they got a win on Saturday, so they will be desperate to get the win and Colchester will be the same on Saturday.”