Chris Robertson is back in the fold after not making a league start this season before last Saturday's match.
Before last Saturday’s match at Peterborough United, it was announced that manager Micky Adams had made no less than five changes to his starting eleven.
One player who came into the fold for only his second start of the season was central defender Chris Robertson, who felt that it was nice to get the nod after making only one substitute appearance in the first five league matches.
Speaking to the press yesterday, Chris said: “You get on with it, if you’re not in the side you work hard to get back in there. Hopefully I’ve done enough to stay in the team now.
“The result wasn’t too kind to us on Saturday, but the performance was there. Hopefully, we can work towards getting both this weekend.
“I’m feeling alright, I’m glad to be back playing and if I keep playing the match sharpness will come.
“To get 90 minutes under your belt is a good thing, the more you play the sharper you’re going to feel and you get that understanding with your teammates as well.
“It’s a new season which brings a new start, so you move on. We’re six games into the season so there’s no need to panic.
“There have been signs this season that we have a good squad, so judge us at the end of the season, not the first five or six games.
“We obviously put pressure on ourselves, so that’s the main thing. We speak to each other within the squad and we know the fans want a good weekend.
“They haven’t had that recently, but times will change and we’ll keep working to put results in, then hopefully we can creep up the table.”
Vale play local rivals Crewe Alexandra on Saturday, in what is being dubbed as a do or die fixture for both teams and that will make it even more of a fiery affair.
However, Robertson feels it’s a big game, but they will approach it the same as every other week, which is to go and get a result.
He said: “It doesn’t matter who’s there, what fans are there, the aim is the same every week to win the game and get the points.
“Whether we play good or bad it doesn’t matter as long as we get the points and that’s the main thing.
“Obviously there’s a bit more on it, but the main thing for me is the three points.”