Neil Aspin praises emerging defender James Gibbons

Neil Aspin praises emerging defender James Gibbons

Port Vale manager Neil Aspin says that James Gibbons is “only going to get better” after he forced his way into the starting eleven this season.

Though the Valiants find themselves in the bottom three of League Two, free bets uk online have just tipped Port Vale to stay up since Gibbons was introduced.

The youngster has impressed in the right-back position after making his first senior start against Yeovil earlier this season.

He is a player who deserves to be playing and I am happy with him. I love his attitude and his work rate…

The right-back is only 19 years of age and has progressed through the youth ranks.

Aspin told the media: “It’s great for the club to get any players through who have come through the academy. It is always good for supporters as well to see local lads in the team.

“But I must be honest, I don’t look at him as a young lad, I just look at him as a player. He is a player who deserves to be playing and I am happy with him. I love his attitude and his work rate, but we are in a good situation with him in that he is only going to get better the more he plays.

“If players are good enough I am not really bothered about what age they are, I am just looking at them as players and can they do a job.

“Certainly with James he has been thrown in the deep end a bit this year. It was a tough game for him the other night and he came through it really well. We just have to try to help him as much as we can so that he has a really good career.”

Aspin’s Port Vale side’s next match is a trip to Exeter this weekend where the side will hope to build on their away win at Morecambe in midweek.

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