Page: It was “harsh to come away with a defeat”

Page: It was “harsh to come away with a defeat”

Rob Page felt that the Port Vale players have “given me everything today” and that “it’s harsh to come away with a 2-0 defeat.”

Speaking after the side’s 2-0 defeat to Burton Albion which saw striker Uche Ikpeazu sent-off, Page told the official Port Vale website: “To ask the lads to go and do what they’ve done for a large part of the game with 10 men, they had to work their socks off, and they’ve given me absolutely everything today.

When they’re throwing their bodies on the line in defence, it’s harsh to come away with a 2-0 defeat…

“As I’ve just said to them in the changing room, you give a performance like that, when they’re throwing their bodies on the line in defence, it’s harsh to come away with a 2-0 defeat.

“To play a large part of the game with 10 men, it’s a big ask for anybody. They’ve given me everything today.

“We’re all frustrated, but its important we all stick together and get through this tough spell. Vocally, the fans were superb today; they really got behind the lads. They could see and appreciate the work ethic the lads put into that performance.”