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Bruno - "My Ambition Is Top Spot"

20 September 2016

Port Vale manager Bruno Ribeiro saw his team come back from a losing position to take all three points on Saturday.

This is the second time in a week he has seen his team come from behind to rescue a result, after Alex Jones’ last minute penalty won them a point on the road against Peterborough United last week.

It was Jones who popped up again, this time with the winner, five minutes from time against the visiting Gillingham.

Bruno Ribeiro spoke exclusively to Valiant PlayerHD after the match,

“Yes, it’s good for him. I’m happy because we got him from Birmingham who never gave him that chance, and now he’s playing regularly and is playing well for us,” he said.

The Portuguese-man was quick to praise the mentality of his squad: “It was great character from the players, good determination and good attitude. We won the game and now we are in the top six again. 

“This is important for the players, because of all the hard work they put in everyday. You can see that out on the pitch everybody is together, as a family and that is important if we want to win games,” he continued.

This win made it four wins out of four for the Valiant’s at home this season, and saw Ribeiro’s Vale climb to fifth in the table. 

Ribeiro’ though, has his sights set elsewhere; “For me, my ambition is that top spot. I tell the players this, and that we want to win every game, and that’s all we can try and do. We will have to see where we are at the end of the season.”

During the game, Gezim Shalaj made his home debut, and Michael Brown returned from a long stint on the sidelines increasing the amount of options that Vale have on the bench: “I want all the players fit, to give me a headache for the starting 11.

“I have more than 22 players, who are all as good as each other, and I want that headache for the starting 11 every week, and to make changes when needed.”

Ribeiro’s men travel to Bristol Rovers this weekend, and will be looking to improve on their current away form. 

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