Centre Back Talks To Press Following Monday's Loss
.Easter Monday defeatsays anger was the overriding emotion when a late Rochdale goal condemned Port Vale to an Richard DuffyDefender
After producing a much-improved performance and frustrating Keith Hill’s play-off chasing outfit throughout, ex-Vale striker Calvin Andrew headed in at the death to give Dale all three points at Spotland Stadium.
And when Duffy was asked by the assembled press after the game his feeling at conceding so late, he responded: “Anger. It’s not nice, at least if they are going to score you’d rather it be earlier and at least you’ve got a chance to get yourself back into the game.
“We took the kick-off and they blew the whistle so the timing of it wasn’t great but it’s disappointing to concede in the way we did.”
The 29-year-old also felt that Vale were desperately unlucky to come away from the game with nothing to show.
He added: “It’s disappointing and a 95th minute goal when we’re only playing four over is even worse so it’s disappointing the way they scored but I don’t think for the whole match there was a shot on goal from either team that worried either keeper so we maintained on what we wanted to do and thoroughly deserved something out of the game.”
However, despite the performance Duffy is aware that the team need to start picking up points sooner rather than later.
“At the end of the day, we’re losing games. If we’d come here and played well or played bad, we’ve lost 1-0. For morale, performances are good but at this stage of the season we need points,” he concluded.