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Something to prove

20 December 2013

Defender looking for improvement

Defender Chris Robertson says Vale have a job on their hands if they are to come away from MK Dons on Saturday with a positive result.

After Vale’s performance against Stevenage on Saturday gone, the former Preston man feels Vale need to prove to everyone what they are all about.

He said: “MK Dons had a good result last weekend against Wolves so I am sure they are looking to maintain that, but we have got to dig in and improve on last week’s performance, so we have got a lot to prove.

“We conceded two goals at home last week and that is obviously disappointing as a defender. We have been back on the training ground this week and working hard so we are looking forward to Saturday.

“There is always room to improve and you are always striving to be better than you are, so although we are well placed in the table at the moment, we want to be higher.

“We have seen the majority of the teams in this league this year and there is nothing to be scared of really. We have played well and dominated some of the better teams.

“It can be difficult when the team is chopping and changing and you get different partners, it takes a while to get an understanding with different players, but you get used to these things and you have to learn quite quickly and adapt.”

On Saturday Vale come across Patrick Bamford, who has hit 14 goals so far for the Dons. A graduate of Nottingham Forest’s Academy, Bamford is on loan from Chelse until January.

Robertson said: “he has been on fire, he’s scored fourteen or so goals and he’s obviously the danger man. Hopefully we can stop him and it will nullify the majority of their goals and the effect really.

“They are quite a steady team who like to pass the ball around so it is our job to stop them so we have to do all we can to try and annoy and frustrate them.”

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