Port Vale came from behind at home to rescue a point late-on thanks to Alex Jones’ 85th minute penalty.
Vale bounced back from a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United on Saturday in a bid to keep in touching distance of the top six.
Valiants striker Alex Jones spoke exclusively to Valiant PlayerHD after the game about the contest.
“The first ten minutes we started really well. I thought we were going to open them up and score two or three, but it didn’t quite happen.
“But, we came out for the second half, gave it a good go and earned a point at the death,” he added.
Vale were far from their free-flowing best on Saturday, and a return in form is something that the fans will greet with open arms, and Jones thinks this performance will stand the squad in good stead: “After a result on Saturday where we were nowhere near good enough, to put in a display like that in front of the home fans will go a long way for us.”
The Birmingham-loanee also thinks that Vale could have pinched the spoils: “In the second half we may have done enough to win the game, and are a bit unlucky maybe to not take all three points.”
The Valiants’ character and resilience was questioned once again after going behind before the break, and once again the squad pulled through. The 22-year old alluded to their mind-state going into the break: “You can’t get too down in those situations, we were only a goal down and still in the game.
He continued: “We knew that we would come out in the second half and have a right good go at them, and that’s what we did, and we managed to get a point.”
The point saw Vale get their home form back on track following their league defeat to Coventry 18 days ago, and also re-enter the play-off places, Jones said: “It’s that tight up there, every point is going to go a long way come the end of the season. For us to still be up there, and with another home game on Saturday, hopefully we can keep climbing the table.”