New manager Neil Aspin has made no excuses for the team’s current league position but is determined to climb the table.
He told the official Port Vale website: “At the moment they deserve to be where they are because we’ve conceded too many goals and we haven’t scored enough.
“We have to stop shipping goals and find the net at the other end, the priority has to be what we do in both boxes.
“I thought on Saturday we started the game well, had a good tempo and we looked like we could score goals.
“In the second half we looked vulnerable, so we must do better in certain areas. We deserve to be where we are, but we can get out of it – it’s down to the players on the pitch.”