Skipper Targeting More Clean Sheets This Season
for the rest of the season. win at Walsallsays Port Vale are aiming to replicate their defensive solidarity from the Carl DickinsonClub captain
scored a first half header to seal the points.Tom PopeThe Valiants kept their first away clean sheet of the campaign at Banks’s Stadium as
’s side are an in-form Doncaster Rovers, who play on Tuesday night away to Crewe Alexandra.Rob Page for Up next
Speaking to the local press, Dickinson admitted it is imperative the Valiants build on the shutout against the Saddlers when they welcome Paul Dickov’s outfit to Vale Park.
“I think hopefully now we’ve got this clean sheet it can kick us on a bit more. I think defensively wise the whole team, we looked so solid on Saturday,” he said.
“Our shape when we didn’t have the ball was really good and hopefully we can take that into Saturday because I think they’ve scored quite a few goals over the last few games.
“It’s going to be another tough one but one we are looking forward to.”
played the full 90 minutes at Banks’s Stadium, drawing praise from Vale boss Page for his performance and Dickinson echoed his manager’s sentiments.Ryan InnissNew loan signing
“For saying he had only been in the door for two or three days, he was brilliant. He is a vocal lad, he’s a man mountain but he has gotten off to a great start,” he added.
“The lads have made him feel welcome, I think that’s helped him, but he seems like a really confident lad, nice lad and he’s off to a great start so hopefully he can keep that going.”
Vale skipper Dickinson provided the cross which striker Pope gladly headed home to open the scoring last weekend against Dean Smith’s side.
, and he was clearly pleased to have played an important role in the winning goal.Sky Bet League One this season, his third in defender’s fourth assistIt was the
“The gaffer likes his full backs to go and support the wingers,” he said. “Sometimes I just let Marshy do his own thing but I do like to get forward, I do like to put balls in so it was nice to get another assist on Saturday.”