Port Vale midfielder says Checkatrade win gives the side confidence to bounce back from Lincoln loss
In-form Port Vale midfielder Tom Conlon says the midweek win over Middlesbrough B in the Checkatrade Trophy was “good news” and it was “great to bounce back with a win.”
Conlon, who scored on Saturday and set up two assists on Tuesday says the win will give Vale confidence after the 6-2 mauling at the hands of Lincoln on Saturday.
Confidence is massive in football so the clean sheet gives us that, hopefully we can take that into Saturday….
The midfielder commented: “It was a good night and that’s exactly what we needed after Saturday, so to win the game was exactly what we set out to do.
“To score from a set-piece is nice and getting both assists is a good feeling for me, but it’s positive for Ricky Miller to get another goal in this competition and help us get three points.
“I thought Luke Joyce was brilliant tonight as was Lewis Hardcastle. We played in a three and Joycey took up the deeper role, but he was excellent so we will see what happens on Saturday.
“It’s not a bad situation to be in at all. I didn’t know that the win had sent us through so that’s really good news, but we will have to see what happens in the next round now. You can get to Wembley through this competition so we take it very seriously. To get there as a player is a brilliant feeling and I’ve never done it, so I’d like to do that.”
“After the Lincoln game we had a chat as a team and it was great to bounce back with a win. Confidence is massive in football so the clean sheet gives us that, hopefully we can take that into Saturday. Oldham away will be a tough game, but hopefully we can take the positives into that and take all three points.”