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Mehmet - "It was important to bounce back from last weeks defeat."

27 March 2017

Port Vale made it four games undefeated at home with a goalless draw against MK Dons last weekend.

Vale’s hard fought point meant all the more as Shrewsbury dropped points at home to high-flying Bolton.



Goalkeeper Deniz Mehmet spoke exclusively to Valiant PlayerHD about the result: “It was a scrappy game to be honest with you, but against a good footballing team but we are happy to take a point at the end.


It was important to bounce back from last weeks defeat. We showed a bit of character today and we will go again next week.”


The point was definitely worth the fight that the lads put on on the pitch, as Shrewsbury dropped points, meaning that Vale closed the gap on safety to just one point, with at least one game in-hand over the teams above them.


The 24-yer old was quick to outline the importance of the hard earned point: “Definitely, 100%. Any point that we pick up is a point gained, win or draw. Obviously we have a game in hand so we need to capitalise on that and get a run going as soon as we can.”


And with the point, Vale also earned their fist clean sheet since Januray, and Mehmet’s first for the club.


The ex-Manchester United academy product hopes to see more of them until the end of the season: “It is important, that we can stay tight in defence and look to build on that. Hopefully we can get a few more clean sheets until the end of the season.”


Furthermore, he will be looking to add to his clean sheet tally when AFC Wimbledon travel to Vale Park next weekend, a game that he thinks will be tough: “It will be another difficult game against another strong side. We will try and build on today’s performance and get it going again for next week.”

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