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19 March 2013

Louis Dodds says the fans can play their part

Louis Dodds has been speaking about the victory over York City over the weekend and the relief felt by the lads to get things rolling once again following a poor spell.

Vale put on a performance to suggest their worries are now over and their season has been kick-started with just seven games remaining.

Dodds said: “We just needed to steady the ship. The cushion we had with the points started to drift down to one or two and we went down to third, so it was nice to get that win.

“It was a hard-fought one, but all of the lads rolled up their sleeves and it was a great three points along with a clean sheet.

“We knew what type of game it was going to be, it wasn’t going to be a pretty one, you could tell by the pitch, but the back four and Chris Neal stood up well to the challenge.

“Every fans, like us, would love to play passing football with twenty passes to get a goal, but we’re not bothered how we play at the minute as long as we win.”

Aldershot Town are next up at Vale Park, but despite their lowly league position, nobody is expecting anything other than another tough fixture on Saturday afternoon.

“Aldershot are scrapping for their lives and we are scrapping at the top. There won’t be any easy games now, everybody is fighting for something.

“Whether it’s players after new contracts or to go up, so we need to be on our game, every single one of us.

“The fans have been fantastic all season, which shows just how much passion they have got for the club and we took a great following to York.

“If they can do that again on Saturday and for the rest of the season we will be thankful. It does give us that extra burst of energy that we might need to get us over the line.”

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