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Purkiss Reflects on Peterborough

6 February 2017

Port Vale fell to a second successive defeat under Michael Brown as Peterborough took the spoils home.

Despite the 0-3 score line, there were many positives to take from the performance, as there was from the previous defeat away at Scunthorpe the week before.

Defender and captain Ben Purkiss spoke exclusively to Valiant PlayerHD about the disappointing result: “It was tough to take. I thought that we did well at times, but then they got a penalty, which I thought was quite fortunate. Fasan pulled off a brilliant save from it and then we got a little bit excited, went a bit gung-ho and they hit us on the break and scored a great goal.”


He continued: “In the second half we had them penned in but couldn’t quite create anything, and they have scored two late on on the counter attack which were poor goals from our point of view.”


Despite producing two encouraging performances, Vale have come off worse in the past two matches losing them both. However, the Vale captain is not discouraged from turning out for the club as they look to build on their good performances: ”We just have to go again and head into the Gillingham game, which again is going to be tough.


“Every team has something to play for and we are now approaching the business end of the season. Peterborough are pushing for the play-offs and they came off the back of a tough defeat last week so they produced a reaction.”


‘The difficult thing is that I feel we should have taken something away from the game last week, and when you don’t take points away from the games where you should, then it can be difficult.”


Port Vale’s next two games are in the space of three days and are away in the capital. With a week to prepare and bed the new signings in, Vale will be looking to earn six points out of six and make their way back up the League One table.


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