Stand-in manager Rob Page admitted that Vale had not been at their best and that the Valiants “escaped with a point.”
I’m pleased with the point and we will take it, but we are not over the moon with the performance…
Page told the press: “Lee Hughes has been around a long time and been involved in a lot of big games. You have to give him a lot of credit for anticipating the mistake and then taking his chance.
“We put him on for the last 25 minutes and he has run around and given us everything. He’s been there and done it and in that situation he has shown he will still put the ball in the net.
“I’m pleased with the point and we will take it, but we are not over the moon with the performance. We didn’t do the ugly side of the game very well at all.
“Our game is to make things difficult for the opposition and grind them down, but that didn’t happen. The positive was we didn’t cave in and have escaped with a point.
“We will look at the video on Monday, assess what wasn’t right and move on.”