With the Vale players now having a full week on the training ground with Neil Aspin, Saturday’s home fixture with Cheltenham Town will provide an opportunity to put things into action.
Having appeared as a second-half substitute last time out against Grimsby Town, David Worrall is relishing the chance to go again on Saturday as the Valiants look for a positive result.
It has been a tough start to life in Sky Bet League Two so far this season, but the midfielder insists that he and his teammates are determined to turn things around.
On the impact of Aspin, Worrall said: “It has been different, a lot of 11 v 11 games and he has been drilling us in how he wants us to play.
“The gaffer hasn’t made massive changes, he’s tweaking it as he goes along - you can’t make huge alterations at the moment with the games coming thick and fast.
“The ones he has made seem to be working so far and hopefully we can show that out on the pitch.”
After signing from Millwall in the summer, Worrall has been utilised in a number of positions.
Whilst admitting that his favoured role is on the right wing, he is willing to play anywhere.
He said: “Out on the right would be my ideal position, but I’ve played most places at other clubs before when needed so I don’t mind, as long as I can help the team.
“We’ve got a good array of players here, but we’ve not all shown it and we need to start doing that.
“Everyone brings attributes to the team and I know my job if I do play out wide, get the balls into the box for the strikers to feed off.”
Vale have gone in front on a few occasions recently, but finding that second goal has been an issue.
Speaking about the importance of doubling a lead, Worrall added: “I think that would be massive for us as a team, getting that extra goal.
“At times, we have gone ahead and relaxed a bit too much. We sometimes let the opposition have the ball when we should perhaps go for the killer goal and finish teams off.
“I honestly think that one win would kickstart us. The next two games are massive for us - we need to get points quickly and these matches are winnable.”