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28 January 2014

Crawley hold no fears for Vale midfielder

Vale will put the defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion well and truly behind them for tonight’s encounter against Crawley Town and hopefully get back to winning ways.

That game apart, Vale’s home form has been quite decent of late and Chris Lines for one is pleased to be getting back to League One football.

He says: “We are back to the bread and butter and we want to try and bounce back. We have played Crawley already this season and we were tremendous that day.

“If we can play like that again and produce the same kind of result we will be buzzing and it will put us in and around that play-off zone.

“”I have looked back to the match on Saturday and on the pitch it felt like we were playing well against a good Championship side.

“We were positive going forward and we might have been able to get a few more crosses into the box but that was easier said than done on that pitch.

“It was so boggy and bobbly it was tough to get a cross in on the move, but if we can take that form into the League, there is an important period coming up now.

“We feel we have got some winnable games and if we can do that we will be in and around that play-off zone.”

Crawley can count themselves a little unfortunate not to take all three points with them from Rotherham at the weekend.

The home side grabbed an equaliser deep into stoppage time to take a point from the game, but tonight’s visitors hold no fears for the Vale midfielder.

He said: “We bullied them a bit last time, we were physically quicker and stronger and we got a couple of early goals and if we can start like that again I think we can do the same.

“They are not a very physical team and they get bullied quite easily. They have got very good technical players, especially in midfield and out wide, they have got great players on the ball, but it is not going to be easy on that pitch.

“If there is a bit more rain it is going to be exactly the same as it was on Saturday. We have had chance to get used to that now and for me we played the pitch well, but Crawley won’t like it.

“If we can come out of the blocks like we did in the away game and produce that again, hopefully we can get the three points.”

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