Port Vale came back from a losing position last weekend to claim all three points against the visiting Fleetwood Town.
This was Vale’s first win in the league since their away victory over MK Dons early in October, and they will look to continue their push for the top six with a result this weekend away at Charlton.
Defender Ryan Taylor spoke exclusively to Valiant PlayerHD yesterday about the upcoming fixture: “It’ll be a tough game. It can go both ways they could either pull together or be feeling sorry for themselves until their new manager comes in.”
Taylor speaks on his experience from his years in the game, and explains that a teams mind state can change for the better without a manager: “From being in the game quite a while, I feel that dressing rooms can come together a little bit stronger in weeks like this.”
“It is a strange week not having a manager, or having anyone to turn to. But surely come Saturday there will be someone on the sideline barking out orders, and the team will want to do well especially at home. It will be a tough game, like every game in this league”, he added.
The 32-year old also says the squad is in high spirits after the result at the weekend: “What a difference it makes, you would never really see from the outside, but when you’re in the dressing room, winning football matches changes the whole perspective of everything.”
He continued: “It just makes everything a lot easier, training is more enjoyable, and it makes you look forward to the game at the weekend. It is just about confidence, and the manner in which we won shows that the lads want to win.”
Despite recent results, the ex-Newcastle United man expresses that his team-mates are always for the fight in every game: ”Unfortunately it doesn’t always go our way but we will still keep fighting and that’s what it is all about in this league. You take your chances when they come, and in the meantime you throw your body on the line to keep the ball out of the net, and to come off the pitch after being one-nil down is a good feeling.”