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Michael Brown Pre-Bristol Rovers

23 September 2016

Port Vale go into the weekend searching for their first away win of the season when they make the trip to Bristol Rovers.

A spirited performance last time on the road against Peterborough, saw Vale unlucky to not come away with all three points that day.


Elsewhere, performances against Swindon also were unlucky on the Valiants, but with the good home form, they continue to fight in the top six of the table, something Assistant Manager Michael Brown spoke of to Valiant PlayerHD.


He said: “We are confident at home now, from the results we have got. Away from home, we have to try and impose ourselves on the football.


“We need to send teams backwards like they do to us sometimes, we have to stamp our authority on the game, put the home sides on the back foot and create chances,” he added.


Despite their good start to the season, the veteran midfielder still thinks that the Valiant’s are yet to play their best football, with a number of players still not available for first-team action:


“We are still learning, systems and players.

“We have a few players who still haven’t had many minutes, and we’re trying to work out what system they will work in and in what situation they will be effective.”


Port Vale face newly promoted Bristol Rovers this weekend, but Brown does not think that they will roll over

He added: “It will be a tough game, they always are against teams that have just got promoted.


“They are mixing their system up, with different formations each week, but we’ll have to see what we are up against when we get there. But we have to play our game and adapt if we have to.”

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