Defender looks forward not back
Defender Richard Duffy isn’t about to start dwelling on Vale’s 1-0 defeat against Colchester United, the defender who was reinstated into the Vale defence is firmly focused on the upcoming home match against Bradford City this Saturday.
Duffy explained: “We’ve come in on Monday and said that Saturday has gone.
“Disappointing result, disappointing performance, how long do you dwell on things?”
“If you keep dwelling on them then they’ll never go away so we’ve got to focus with the goal on Saturday,” he told Valiant Player.
Vale had goalkeeper Chris Neal to thank for keeping the match level until the 74 minute, Duffy believes that unlike in League 2, League 1 is much more clinical and Vale have been punished because of it.
“It’s a step up from the division we were in last year, I think it is a bit more clinical, any little error you make you seem to get punished that little bit extra so we’ve got to cut out silly mistakes.
“When we do get our chance at the other end we need to take them because that is what other teams are doing to us,” said Duffy.
The 30-year-old defender is believes the difference between this year and last year is the ratio of chances to goals. Duffy believes that teams in Sky Bet League 1 are more likely to make the most of their chances compared to last year.
He said: “I think it’s both ends of the field, you get limited chances, less chances in this division, last year you may get three or four chances and get a goal.
“Now you may get one or two so you’ve got to try and take that and the same the other end.
“Last year you might concede three or four chances, they might get a goal, this year you’ve only got to concede one or two chances and they can get a goal so it’s a big difference.”
Watch Richard Duffy’s full interview on Valiant Player.