Port Vale manager John Askey says his Port Vale players need to continue to pressurise their opponents.
Askey was pleased with the team’s efforts during the 0-0 draw with Notts County and he told the media: “We played well, that is the best we have played since I have been at the club. So, we were disappointed that we didn’t get the three points, but we took a lot from the performance.
If it is at a high tempo then that is what improves you as a footballer. If it is not at that tempo then people are not going to improve…
“The figures show that the work rate has continually gone up from when I first came in. They can still work harder but I don’t think we really gave Notts County a minute’s peace.”
Askey says the side’s training is designed to up the tempo adding: “It is really important that you do it right in training then you can take that out on to the pitch. If you are not doing it right in training then you are hoping for a little bit of luck when you play.
“If it is at a high tempo then that is what improves you as a footballer. If it is not at that tempo then people are not going to improve. We have seen over the last two or three weeks that gradually it us getting better and better.”