Interim manager Andy Crosby admitted he was “massively disappointed” after Port Vale’s third straight defeat put the side’s promotion hopes in the balance.
A 2-1 home loss to Newport means that Vale’s participation in the play-offs is in doubt while their hopes of automatic promotion look over.
They’re disappointed, our levels of performance have dropped off, we’re all massively disappointed but, as I’ve said to the lads, we have one more chance…
Speaking after the game, Crosby said: “They’re disappointed, our levels of performance have dropped off, we’re all massively disappointed but, as I’ve said to the lads, we have one more chance and that’s great that we have a chance to get the points that we need.
“We’re obviously disappointed, we started the second-half like we should have started the first-half, aggressive and intense, and scored a good goal. We were dominating the game and to concede such a poor goal to go 2-1 behind affected us. The game became a counter-attacking game for them while we were trying to force the issue without showing the quality to get the second goal.
“We need the whole group together if we’re going to overcome this obstacle of losing three games, and everyone has a part to play whether they’re fit, injured, part of the support staff – whoever they are we have to make sure we’re all on the same page and fighting for the same thing.
“Our focus has always been to be successful this season and that’s what we’ll continue to try to do.”