Port Vale manager Neil Aspin – we had no luck at all

Port Vale manager Neil Aspin bemoaned the team’s poor luck after a 3-0 home loss to Colchester United.

The Valiants suffered a heavy loss on Saturday afternoon and after the match Aspin spoke to the media.

You need some luck. We can’t afford to conceded goals at home like we are doing, we shoot ourselves in the foot by conceding early goals and that really gives us a mountain to climb…

The Vale boss commented: “If you look from the outside you would see the scoreline and think it was a really poor performance. I thought the first twenty minutes was very poor and I think when we conceded the first goal we looked really nervous out there.

“But the first goal is a double deflection and then on the stroke of half-time we could have been 2-1 which would have made it a different second-half. We have had no luck at all, the keeper has just got his toe to it.

“They got a couple of good blocks on another one which would have given us a chance and then we have had Kay’s header in the second-half. I thought we had a really good twenty minutes from the end of the first-half and the start of the second, we did really well.

Kay had a chance with a header and, if that goes in it gives us a chance but the the third goal, which is another deflection… I mean how many times is that going to end up in the top corner?

“I think you know I am honest enough, I don’t make excuses but we have had no luck whatsoever today, everything has gone against us, summed up by the missed chance right at the death. How we have not scored there – not that it is going to make any difference.

“You need some luck. We can’t afford to conceded goals at home like we are doing, we shoot ourselves in the foot by conceding early goals and that really gives us a mountain to climb.”

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