Defender Joe Davis says he would love “more opportunities” to play alongside Nathan Smith.
Davis, who came up through Vale junior ranks and returned for a second spell in the summer played in central defence alongside another youth graduate Nathan Smith on Tuesday and the duo kept a clean sheet.
However, prior to Tuesday’s game the defender has been employed as a right-back.
Davis told the official Port Vale website: “I know Nathan really well and I know what he’s thinking on the pitch and that definitely helps, playing next to someone you understand.
“It’s vice-versa too, he understands my game and we make a good pairing. We have played together before and it would be great to be given more opportunities to play alongside him.”
“Keeping a clean sheet is massive for me and the rest of the back line, including Ryan Boot, a player who I thought was brilliant tonight.
“The whole team was excellent. Hopefully this can kickstart us now and we can start picking up points in the league.”