This weekend, Port Vale return to Sky Bet League One action as they entertain Fleetwood Town at Vale Park.
The Valiants have been in domestic cup competition the past week, qualifying the next round of the FA Cup, but unfortunately not qualifying in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Assistant Manager, Michael Brown is hoping to use the game this weekend to improve the performance on the pitch.
He said: “It’s important to get three points, but I’m looking for more of a performance this weekend because I think we have to perform better.
“I think that’s the most important thing to give us the longevity to win games over the coming month.”
The last time Vale played was this past Tuesday, away at Doncaster Rovers in the Checkatrade Trophy.
The Valiants gave young local striker Dan Turner his first start for the club in the 0-0 draw.
Dan joined Nathan Smith on the pitch, who is also a local lad and Brown believes it is important that Vale continue to bring through local lads.
“For sure it’s very important, I think Gibbo (James Gibbons) has done well this year as well and we’ve got several players out on loan doing well.
“Dan has been knocking on the door pushing and he’s done his turn out on loan and scored some goals.
“He did okay on Tuesday, he’s still learning and his doing well, we’re watching him carefully and hopefully that start will give him some experience for the next time he gets that opportunity.”