Port Vale remain just two points off the top six at the moment, following a 0-0 draw with Shrewsbury Town this past weekend.
Despite having the better of the game, Vale were unable to break down the Shrews defence and find the back of the net.
That final bit of quality in the final third was missing on the day and that was something Ryan Taylor believes could have helped him and his team mates take all three points.
He said: “We feel we were the better side playing wise, we knew if we could deal with their long balls and flick ons that we could create a few chances.
“We’ve got players who know where the back of the net is but it just wasn’t meant to be.
“They’ve got some experience and it showed in the later stages and they needed that because we put them under the cosh.”
Vale almost snatched a goal late on after a dangerous ball into the box from Dan Turner and also through a thunderous strike from Alex Jones.
However, Shrewsbury, who are currently bottom of the table, defended well and ensured they would hold out for a point and this came as no surprise to Taylor.
He added: “When your bottom of the league and scrapping your fighting for everything and that’s what they was doing.
“They tried to make it as tough as possible for us, but I don’t think we played to bad I think the game just lacked that bit of quality for someone to put the ball in the net.”