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4 October 2013

Vale players told to concentrate on job in hand

After back-to-back victories, Vale go looking for a hat-trick of wins when Bristol City are the visitors to Vale Park on Saturday afternoon.

But Caretaker Manager Rob Page says the players must forget about the wins against Carlisle United and Tranmere Rovers and concentrate on the job at hand.

He said:"We enjoyed the win on Saturday but we are not over-excited and we don’t dwell on it, we prepare for the next one and it is another big game for us.

“We are expecting a very tough game. They have not had a win this season, but looking at their previous games, looking at the squad they have got, looking at their style of play, we will be in for a tough game.

“Knowing Sean (O’Driscoll) as I do, he wants his teams to play the right way, so we will be in for an extremely tough game and we are not taking it lightly at all.

“We have got to have the same approach, mental attitude as we had at Tranmere on Saturday, albeit it is a home game for us.

“We have got to come out of the blocks like you wouldn’t believe and approach it like it is going to be an extremely tough game.”

One member of the Bristol City squad made his mark against Rob Page as a player and he has permanent reminder of their clash on the pitch.

He revealed: “I have got a constant click in my right ankle because of Marlon Harewood. I have had many a battle with him and I will be reminding him of that on Saturday after the game.

“If you come up against Marlon you know what you are going to get from him, he’s a big, strong physical lad and he has had a fantastic career, so we are going to treat him with the respect he deserves.”


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