After being named man of the match on Saturday, Mark Marshall spoke to the press about his debut performance for the Vale, how he thought it went and how he feels he can improve.
Marshall gave credit to the fans at Vale Park, who he feels spurred the team on when they were put under pressure by the Saddlers.
Marshall said: “The fans are brilliant here. Even when we were under the cosh they started singing and shouting, that boosted us a little bit. Towards the end as a result we started passing it a bit better.
“It’s always good to feel loved, but if you don’t perform then you don’t get that sort of love, so every game I’m going to try my best.
“I think as long as you work hard on the training pitch, it’ll show on a Saturday.”
Marshall feels that after a good performance in the first half it was harder to play during the second half, but he can’t be too down as the team now have a point to build on.
He said: “Fair play to Walsall, they kept the ball well and I think that was the reason I didn’t get the ball as much during the second half.
“However, I know the boys are trying to get me and everyone else on the ball, but at the end of the day we got a point on the board.
“It’s always good to get a point on the board for something to look at and we can build on it.”
Finally, Mark feels that the feel good factor in the squad will do the squad well for the rest of the season.
He continued: “I think everyone’s settled in well, they are a good bunch of lads here who make everyone feel welcome.
“You have to work as a team when you go out on that pitch, so that’s fairly easy to do, because you know with the lads working together we can achieve anything.”