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12 March 2013

Defender looking to turn off the 'Gas'

Richard Duffy was glad to get back to normal on Monday morning and get Saturday’s game out of his system whilst looking forward to tonight’s game against Bristol Rovers down at the Memorial Stadium.

The Vale defender said: “It was nice to get back on the training pitch after the disappointing result on Saturday. We have worked on a few things, so hopefully we can put it right against Bristol Rovers.

“They say the best thing to do is to get into another game. It is better to play in games than training and this will hopefully give us a chance to put things right.

“We are still in second place, we are in the driving seat but it is alright talking about it, we have got to start winning games quickly, starting tonight.

“Throughout the season I don’t think we have had a really bad spell and it has come now, probably at the wrong time of the season, but only us as players and the management can do anything about it.”

Vale can get back on course if they bring back a positive result this evening and Duffy is under no illusion as to the difficulty of the task.

“Bristol Rovers are flying at the moment, even though they lost on Saturday, but at home they are particularly strong so it is going to be a tough game.

“We have got nine games to go now and every one of them is going to be a tough game, so we need to stamp our authority early on in the game and go from there.

“Bristol have done well. They have picked up some good results and defensively they have been on their game.

“Exeter, who were flying at the time, went there last week and lost two-nil so we know it is not going to be an easy game.

Despite all of the doom and gloom, the facts are that Vale are still in second spot, but they have to kick start their season sooner rather than later.

Duffy says: “We are in a great position, but we have had a bad run – so have every other team in the league. We are in a bad spell, but we have got to go out there and get three points.

“The games are coming thick and fast now and we are going to have to use the whole squad and players are going to have to give everything they have got.”

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