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KNOTT HOPING TO START

20 March 2014

Midfielder keeping his fingers crossed for Saturday

On loan midfielder Billy Knott isn’t sure whether or not he will be selected for Saturday’s visit of Tranmere Rovers, but he says if Vale do things the way they know they can, there is no reason why they can’t take maximum points.

Knott has been in and out of the team sinc joining from Sunderland, but his willing to be patient and work hard in training in readiness for when the manager decides to put him in the starting line-up.

He says: “I want to train hard and play as many games as I can and if I get my chance on Saturday I will try and take it again.

“Hopefully we can get the ball down a bit more on Saturday and try and pass it around a bit more, but the three points are the main thing

“I don’t think any game is easy at this level, but we have got very good players here and if we stick to our game plan and we work hard, I think we will give ourselves the best chance of getting the three points.

“You want to win every game. It hasn’t gone our way in the last few weeks, but we have been working hard and the fans have stuck by us and hopefully we can get a massive three points here on Saturday and then push on for Tuesday.

“You have got to stick to your game plan, try and get clean sheets and hopefully the boys up top and in the middle can do the business and get the goals.

“But as long as we stick to doing what we do best and stick to our game plan we will give ourselves the best chance of winning both games.

“The Gaffer has been great since I have been here. Obviously I haven’t played as much as I have wanted to, but when I have had my chance he tells me to get on the ball and keeps encouraging me.

“He keeps everybody together, wants everybody to work hard and I think we did that on Sunday, but in the end we slipped up.

“If we hadn’t slipped like that it would have been a comfortable win and we would have had smiles on our faces, but we have taken the positives from that game and hopefully we can take that into Saturday.“


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