Port Vale manager Neil Aspin had contrasting messages for two of his strikeforce after the game against Shrewsbury Town.
Both Dior Angus and Ricky Miller came off the bench to boost Vale’s attacking options in the final minutes. It was Angus’ first appearance in a first-team shirt this season after an impressive loan spell at Nuneaton.
Arguably all Angus could do while on loan was work hard, score goals and try and break through on his return and Aspin was clearly delighted with the player’s attitude. He said: “We wanted to have a few more attacking options. Dior went out on loan and all he could do was score goals, which is what he did at Nuneaton. So, he deserved to come back and be given a chance.”
However, there was a different message for strike partner Ricky Miller with Aspin commenting: “Obviously Ricky has had an up and down season and he knows he has to do better.”
Miller has scored three times in 22 appearances for the Valiants this season.