Neil Aspin has praised his hard-working Port Vale side following the 1-0 victory over Barnet yesterday as they grabbed three vital points at Vale Park.
Tom Pope’s penalty ten minutes from time allowed the Valiants to rise to 19th in the League Two table as they now make it four games unbeaten in all competitions.
The gaffer was delighted by his team’s performance and was ecstatic by the result in a hard-earned victory.
He said: “It always feels good to get three points in any game.
“We needed a win, especially because of the position of both teams coming into the game as it was a little more important than usual so I’m delighted to get the three points.”
Despite the victory, Aspin believes that his team must take it game by game and continue to pick up points where possible.
“It was only a week ago the results at half-time saw us drop into the bottom two,” said the gaffer.
“Psychologically, there’s a long way to go and we just have to keep picking up points and if we can do that we will get ourselves into a safer position. It was an important three points against Barnet and it’s down to the players – they deserve the credit”
In particular, Anton Forrester got his first league start of the season where he nearly managed to grab his third goal in as many games if it wasn’t for Barnet ‘keeper, Jamie Stephens.
The gaffer was pleased with his performance and said that he is happy that Anton is getting some extra minutes on the pitch.
He said: “He nearly got a goal, I would have been really pleased for him but the ‘akeeper made a good save.
“I’m delighted that he’s now playing in games and for every minute he gets on the pitch, it’ll do him good for him to know that he can last games.
“I only brought him off early because he was tiring a little bit and I had an eye on Tuesday’s game.
“He’ll grow in confidence the more he plays now.”