Port Vale manager Micky Adams said his side deserved to beat Bristol Rovers on Saturday and that he was “was pleased with the three points.”
Adams told the official Port Vale website: “We deserved the victory. I was pleased with the game and how it went and was pleased with the three points.
“We kept the same team that played against Shrewsbury, I thought we played particularly well against a team that were fighting for promotion.
“These games that look like dead rubbers are difficult to get yourselves up for but I think we’ve set a few targets in the last remaining games.
“We wanted to beat last year’s total of sixty-five points, which we have done and which is important and it was a good three points.
“I don’t need to say much to the players, I think they understand what is happening. There’s a lot of them out of contract, which is motivation in itself.
“Before the game I told the lads we wanted three points, we wanted to beat last year’s total, we wanted to win the game against a team that won their previous game 7-1.
“We’ve got some good games coming up – I think they are two terrific games to finish with, Swindon away and Oxford at home, who both have their own agendas and if you want to showcase your talents against those two teams, go out and play and keep the shirt.
“Whilst it may look like we’ve not got a lot to play for, from a personal point of view from each individual, they have.”