Midfielder Sam Foley felt there were plenty of positives to take out of Vale’s 2-0 friendly loss to Birmingham City.
The midfielder spoke to the official Port Vale website and said “Obviously it was disappointing with the result, but overall we look at how we play and how we applied ourselves fitness wise and I think there are a lot of positives to take from the game.
“I was speaking to a few of the new lads before the game and they were asking what the difference is between Wolves, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham and the one thing I did say is that they are going to be a lot more physical and they proved that.
“The style of football that we play, we like to pass it around and for the individuals that we play against, a couple of them are going to try take a chance and take a couple of risks and that’s what Birmingham did they didn’t hold back and they flew into a couple of challenges.
“So to frustrate a team who are a Dhampionship side like we did with our game we play then like I say that’s some positives.”
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