Purkiss: Second goal knocked “the stuffing out of us”

Defender Ben Purkiss told the official Port Vale website that the second goal knocked “the stuffing out of us” as Vale looked to get back into the game.

Vale lost 4-0 at home with the second goal – an own-goal by Anthony Grant – coming on the stroke of half-time.

Purkiss commented: “I think once we went behind you’ve got to look to steady the ship really and we conceded a goal jut before half time which takes the stuffing out of us.

“Then we think we’ll go again second half and we’ve seen clips, Duffy has done that a few times this season, where he’s cut inside.

“So it’s tough to take at those times and tough to come back from and the fourth goal is a poor goal.”

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