Boss Speaks To Valiant Player After Derby Day Defeat
- The Valiants were beaten 1-0 by Crewe at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon.
- Page believes his side were good value for a point against the Railwaymen.
- Manager says Vale must now dust themselves off and have a good week of training.
Port Vale boss Rob Page felt his side were unfortunate to come away from Saturday's derby against local rivals Crewe Alexandra empty handed.
Nicky Ajose scored a first half winner for the visitors at Vale Park meaning the Valiants’ hopes of moving into the play-off places were dashed.
Vale had started the better of the two sides and ended the match on the front foot but could not find an all-important equaliser.
Speaking to Valiant Player after the match, 40-year-old Page felt his players were unlucky not to capitalise on their chances.
“We started brightly and I think it’s important when you start like that you have try and take the lead," he said.
“We didn’t so we grew more frustrated, they grew in confidence and obviously they got the penalty, which Chris Neal made a great save from.
“The warning signs were there which is why it was more disappointing to concede the goal that we did.
“We made the changes on the hour mark to be more positive and get fresh legs on there and for the amount of balls we put in the box, we created three of four chances, it just didn’t drop for us.
“I thought we were good for a point in the end but overall we are really disappointed.”
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