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19 February 2014

Defender praises team mates

On loan centre half Jack Grimmer is happy now that Vale seem to have shored things up at the back, but says it I a team effort.

A lot has been said about his partnership with Joe Davis and the heart of the Vale defence, but the Fulham youngster is quick to acknowledge the part others play.

He said: “It was definitely starting to play on my mind, shipping goals like we were, but scoring goals, now it is the other way round, we are not conceding and we are not scoring.

“We can’t seem to get it right at both ends, but as a defender obviously I am desperate every game to get a clean sheet because at the end of the day if your opponents don’t score a goal you come away with a point.

“We have two young, hungry centre halves who are desperate each match for a clean sheet, but it is a team effort, a clean sheet doesn’t just come from two centre halves.

for a clean sheet, especially against Colchester at home, it wasn’t just me and Joe putting our bodies on the line, it was everyone, especially Chris Neal, you have got to give massive credit to him for the saves he pulls off to get the clean sheets.” “Everyone together has been dying

Grimmer feels he has learned a lot already since joining the club on loan and says his outlook to the game has already been influenced by Micky Adams and his staff.

He said: “First and foremost three points is the bread and butter of what we do, that is hammered home to you right from the start, it is what everyone needs.

“But working day to day with such people who have played so many games and managed so many games and been around the block has helped me come on leaps and bounds in the short month and a half I have been here.”

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