Tom Pope admits the gap is closing and we’re running out of games

Port Vale’s top-scorer admits the side is in trouble and is “running out of games” after their home defeat to Morecambe.

Pope missed a first-half penalty as the Valiants lost 1-0 against their relegation rivals.

The gap is closing and we’ve been quite lucky that Macclesfield and Notts County were so far behind because that gave us enough breathing space to cope with a blip, but now we’re running out of games…

The striker told the official Port Vale website: “We started the second-half brightly again and it looked as if we’d score, but then they sucker-punched us at the end. You can say what you want, but we as strikers have got to put the ball in the net with the chances we’ve had.

“If we keep creating those opportunities we should be fine. I’ve had some chances today that I’d normally back myself to put away, but I haven’t.

“We’ve more than got enough in the squad to start winning and the last two games have shown that. We had four or five great chances against Cambridge and we’ve restricted Morecambe to a couple of openings today, but we’ve been countered at the end.

“We do have enough, but we can’t keep saying that. It’s up to us to start putting it together to make sure we get the wins needed.

“The gap is closing and we’ve been quite lucky that Macclesfield and Notts County were so far behind because that gave us enough breathing space to cope with a blip, but now we’re running out of games.”

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