Mark Grew believes the team's main target is to get a clean sheet from Saturday's game against Bradford City.
Port Vale’s long standing coach Mark Grew, has admitted that the team’s main target for Saturday’s game is to get their allusive first clean sheet.
Talking to the press earlier today, Grew said: “We know that whenever we go to Bradford, it’s going to be a difficult game. We know on Saturday that they’ll be after a positive result, so it has all the potential ingredients of a good game.
“We know that whenever we go to Bradford, it’s going to be a difficult game. We know on Saturday that they’ll be after a positive result, so it has all the potential ingredients of a good game.
“The first thing you try to do when you go away from home is to keep the crowd quiet, we did that last year and then we conceded in the ninety-third minute. But that’s what you have to try and do at Bradford.
“If they get an early goal we’ll be in trouble because you know what Bradford’s like, they’d be buzzing, so we’re looking to do that.
“More importantly we’re looking for a clean sheet that would be one thing we’re looking for on Saturday.
“It’s a massive thing for us because your season is structured around clean sheets. I always remember working under John Rudge his philosophy was that if you could keep eighteen or nineteen clean sheets, you won’t be far off the play-offs.
“Those are the things you have to look at, at the start of the season. We haven’t had a clean sheet yet, so that’s one thing we want to get out of the way.
“Once we get it out of our system, it will take that pressure off us a little bit.”