It is still in our hands – Nathan Smith says Vale team must move on from home loss and concentrate on Walsall game
Port Vale defender says the club’s hopes of promotion are “still in our hands” and with a two point lead there is “nothing to be down about.”
The Valiants face old rivals Walsall on Saturday and will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing home defeat to Bristol Rovers.
It is still in our hands. There is nothing to be down about now, it is all about the next one…
Smith told the media: “They (Rovers) are a good team, you can see where they are in the table. But I think if we’d perhaps played a little bit better ourselves – you can’t play ten out of ten every week – but we would probably have taken it to them and come away with a win.
“But it is still in our hands. There is nothing to be down about now, it is all about the next one. We recover, rest up, do our research on Walsall and go again at the weekend.
“We knew there would be a big gate (on Saturday) and we have seen the ticket sales are through the roof for the next couple of games as well. So, we want to reward them for showing their loyalty to us, and we start with that on Saturday.”
The Valiants are taking a two point lead and a superior goal difference into the final three games of the season where they play Walsall (A), Newport (H) and finish with a trip to Exeter City.