Manager, Michael Brown, has expressed his delight for youngster Dan Turner following his impressive performance against Oxford United.
Youngster, Turner, was brought on at half time and impressed those in attendance and was unlucky to not have a goal.
Brown, has used the 18-year old several times this season and with performances like that – the gaffer has a lot of encouragement for the youngster.
He said: “In the second half we made the decision to bring on Dan Turner and I thought he did excellent.
“His work rate and enthusiasm was for everyone to see and for people to learn about a young and hungry striker – a local lad!
“He did very well. He could have possibly gone and got himself a goal but we kept watching the replay and there’s an argument to say that he’s onside which was disappointing.”
With just three games left to play in the Sky Bet League One, Brown has described the rest of the season as “cup finals”.
He added: “The cup finals get even bigger and more important now.
“On Saturday, we face a strong Bolton team. The supporters today appreciated the effort that the boys put in. They put their views and feelings aside today with a magnificent response and it was a great lift for the players.
“You got that ‘You’re Staying Up’ feeling and it was great for the fans to back us up like they did.”
Brown also rued the chances that Vale had throughout the game with The Valiants seeing several chances through Sam Foley and Remie Streete. But, sadly a goal couldn’t come.
“How Remie doesn’t score, I don’t know. Sam Foley had a couple of headers etc…
“But, we have to score and that’s going to be the same again.
“As you can see, we had six players upfront trying to score that goal but we are finding it tough to put the ball into the back of the net at the moment.”