John Askey praises Vale attitude against Milton Keynes

Port Vale manager John Askey has praised his team’s attitude during the 1-1 draw with Milton Keynes on Easter Monday.

Askey commented: “I was really happy with the point, but again the performance. When we have really nothing to play for and put in a performance like that it is full credit to the players. They had a great attitude.

When we got the ball we didn’t just lump it, we tried to play football. We caused them one or two problems as well…

“When you come to place like this, you know the main thing is to keep them quiet for 20 or 30 minutes. We did that but I thought we were quite controlled. When we got the ball we didn’t just lump it, we tried to play football. We caused them one or two problems as well.”

Askey also praised striker Danny Elliott who made his debut. He added: “He came on and he did well . It gives me the chance to have a look at Danny and that’s what we need to do with players now, without messing around with the team too much.

“It was a good opportunity. Playing against these we needed legs up front because we knew that, a lot of the time, we would probably be chasing the ball. I thought he worked hard and he had one or two chances.”