We’ve moved on, we’re ready – Port Vale coach’s rallying cry ahead of Stevenage clash

Port Vale coach Dave Kevan has said the team will be “going back to the basics” as they look to put their defeat at Macclesfield behind them.

Vale lost 2-1 at the weekend in one of the most disappointing performances of the season but have a chance to bounce back with a home match against Stevenage.

Saturday was an off day but we’ve moved on. We’re ready for Stevenage…

Asked if the managerial team will make knee-jerk changes Kevan told the official Port Vale website: “We certainly won’t be doing that, we feel like we’ve got a way of playing. Obviously we didn’t show that at Macclesfield, but we’ve got a style and an identity so we won’t be ripping that up.

“We’ll be trying to get back to it and going back to the basics. We’ll be trying to be doing them right and trying to do them better.

“Everyone feels like they’re involved, you’re never too far away from the team. We’ve got a tight knit group of players here and they’ll be looking for a reaction on Saturday from themselves.

“They’ve got some good players, they’re not just a physical side. They’ve got Kurtis Guthrie up top, who on his day is a handful, so you know they’ve got some good footballers in amongst that physical attribute they’ve got.

“We can handle that. We can compete with teams, I don’t have any worries about that. We’ve shown that throughout the season already.

“Saturday was an off day but we’ve moved on. We’re ready for Stevenage.”

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