Port Vale manager John Askey says the support of the fans at the end of their game against Plymouth Argyle played a part.
The Valiants beat their visitors 1-0 on Saturday afternoon thanks to a late goal from defender Nathan Smith and Askey says the encouragement from the home fans at Vale Park was appreciated by the squad.
It was great to hear the support at the end of the game, we have not heard that for quite a few years. It makes a massive difference, I think everybody is enjoying it…
Commenting on the game the Valiants manager told the media: “It could have gone either way but I am just really pleased with the effort from the players again. They created one or two chances. I am just disappointed we don’t take them.
“I think everybody can see that we are trying to win and the players are putting a huge amount of effort in. They all look really fit and it is showing.”
The Port Vale manager suggested that the support from the terraces was important adding: “It was great to hear the support at the end of the game, we have not heard that for quite a few years. It makes a massive difference, I think everybody is enjoying it.
“There are times when you get a little bit frustrated but that is to be expected. I think as long as the players keep doing what they are doing then the supporters will keep getting behind us.”
One down side for the Vale were first-half injuries picked up by Tom Conlon, Calum Evans and David Amoo with a long midweek trip to Exeter coming this week. However, manager Askey thinks the Vale have strength in depth and will be able to overcome any injury blows this saeason. If you think the Valiants will keep up their fine form it may be worth an each way bet on their chances.
The next game at Vale Park is Mansfield Town this coming weekend and Askey and his team will be hoping to give the home supporters plenty to cheer about on their next trip to the stadium. Let’s hope they are cheering another Vale home win come 5pm.