Port Vale winger thanks manager after massive improvement

Port Vale winger Luke Hannant has hailed manager Neil Aspin after saying this year has seen a “massive improvement” in his game.

Hannant was signed from Aspin’s former club Gateshead in January and has been one of the club’s stand-out performers in his first year in League football.

He’s played me in positions that have allowed me to express myself, and coming here to Vale as well, he gave me an opportunity which I’d like to think I’ve taken…

Hannant told the official Port Vale website: “This year has been quite steady so far in terms of results with some good and bad ones, but at the halfway point of the season, I’d say it’s been okay.

“I feel like I’ve improved massively from this time last year and I’m trying to get better every game. You have to work hard in training and focus on your weaknesses, and I feel like I’m doing that at the moment.

“Neil Aspin has been my only manager in professional football and I feel like I’ve been able to play well under him. He’s put a lot of trust in me as I have with him too.

“He’s played me in positions that have allowed me to express myself, and coming here to Vale as well, he gave me an opportunity which I’d like to think I’ve taken.

“I’m quite versatile and I know I can do a job in several roles, but he’s played me in a few positions that have allowed me to get forward and that’s paid off because I’ve got a few goals.”

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