Interim manager Michael Brown said he was “very disappointed” after his Port Vale side lost to fellow strugglers Chesterfield on Saturday.
Brown told the media: “I am very disappointed with the result first and foremost. I thought that until the goal we were ahead of the game. I felt like we could have gone on and won the game. We had a good spell and there was a fantastic save just before their breakaway.
“But yet again, it was a counter attack. One long pass over Bikey who pulled his hamstring, they got away, it was a great shot across and Smudger [Nathan Smith] just couldn’t get in front of their lad for the rebound.
“In the first half we felt we had loads more of the ball and felt like we were controlling the game. We needed to create more on their goals – more chances and shots. That’s what we told them at half time. They tried to do that and we stressed be careful of the one long pass.