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Rob Page Praises Michael O’Connor’s Nerves Of Steel

7 February 2015

Manager Credits Midfielder With 'Superb' Performance

.draw with Bradford Cityafter the midfielder converted a last-gasp penalty to earn a  Michael O’Connorheaped praise on  Rob PagePort Vale boss 


was brought down in the box by Bantams goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who was sent off, and 27-year-old O’Connor calmly stepped up before firing expertly into the bottom corner.Chris Birchall


’s second half equaliser and it looked like the visitors would return home with all three points until the final minute spot kick.Achille CampionJames Hanson and Filipe Morais had scored either side of


, Page waxed lyrical about O’Connor’s performance and says he didn’t doubt the Irishman’s ability to slot the ball home from 12 yards despite the pressure on his shoulders.Valiant PlayerSpeaking to

“He does it everyday in training Oakes and there was no doubt in my mind, as soon as he picked the ball up I was pleased to see it was him and he was superb again today,” he said.


 minute when you know you’re going to get a point if you score the penalty was terrific from him.”th“Everyone played their part but Oakes in particular. He has picked up a few knocks throughout the game, he’s kept going and to keep his calm in the 94



 to watch the full Valiant Player interview with Port Vale boss Rob Page following his side’s last-gasp 2-2 draw with Bradford City.hereClick 

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