Port Vale manager Neil Aspin says that the players must be “up for the challenge” against Barnet.
The Valiants take on Barnet on Tuesday evening following a dramatic Saturday game against Grimsby Town.
They are as much as a threat as any other team in the league and it’s a big relegation battle, there’s no doubt about that and we’ve got to be up for the challenge…
Aspin told the media: “They are as much as a threat as any other team in the league and it’s a big relegation battle, there’s no doubt about that and we’ve got to be up for the challenge.
“The performance [against Grimsby] was good, we deserved to win the game. Obviously at the moment we’re just not getting the three points, but I was more encouraged with Saturday’s display especially away from home.
“If we can continue in that vain, then we can pick up points, and obviously that’s what it’s all about.
“We deserved three points, but if we had lost the game on Saturday it would’ve psychologically been a big defeat. It would’ve also given Grimsby a big lift especially with the new manager starting.
“Before the game started you would’ve said it’s a game we can’t afford to lose. Obviously, we’re then disappointed we didn’t win it but very important we didn’t lose that game.”
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