John Askey – one of the biggest games the club has ever had

Port Vale manager John Askey says the next match against fellow strugglers Notts County has huge significance for the club.

Vale will be desperate not to be drawn into the relegation zone but a loss to County could potentially see them in the bottom two by Saturday evening.

It’s a great opportunity and one of the biggest games the club has ever had on Saturday. There will be a big crowd on Saturday and I know Notts County are encouraging all their supporters to get behind the club because they know the importance of it….

Askey told the media that Vale have to attack and create more chances.

He told the official Port Vale website: “We have got to find a way to create more chances, especially in the first three games we’ve created enough chances to win games. We had the ball in the back of net twice on Saturday. We’re not far away with regards to creating chances.

“We need to get in the 18 yard box more, make the chances easier and make more use of set pieces. We’ve been having plenty of set pieces, corners, free kicks in and around the edge of the box.

“That’s one area where our movement, aggression and determination has got to be better so we can win games.

“It’s a great opportunity and one of the biggest games the club has ever had on Saturday. There will be a big crowd on Saturday and I know Notts County are encouraging all their supporters to get behind the club because they know the importance of it.

“I’m sure there will be a lot from Port Vale making the trip to Nottingham. It’s going to be a huge game but it’s one the players should relish!

“It’s a bit like a cup final really and there will be a good atmosphere. Hopefully it will get the players going.”

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