Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick thinks that the club’s results over the December and January period will be crucial for their chances this season.
Alnwick told the official Port Vale website: “December and January define the league, I always say that every year not matter what league you’re in, it normally defines your season.
It’s about getting that consistency of winning a few games in a row and improving our league form…
“It’s massive because if you win two or three games it puts you right in there.
“We’ve been in the top six more times this year then we were last year and we know we can get in there, we know we can compete with the big boys.
“We’re up there and all we have to do is string those performances together, because we’ve been a bit hit and miss this season, so it’s about getting that consistency of winning a few games in a row and improving our league form.”