Michael Brown is expecting a tough contest on Saturday as his Port Vale side travel to the Ricoh Arena to play Coventry City.
The Sky Blues were also relegated from League One last season and are currently sit in 10th position in League Two.
City Manager, Mark Robins, has managed to keep hold of the majority of City’s players this season and Brown expects a difficult task on Saturday afternoon.
He said: “Mark has managed to keep hold of some of his players, they have a very strong budget, as we all know with a club like Coventry.
“They’re heading in the right direction by building their squad. Mark’s a good manager so it will be a difficult game.”
Vale sit just five points from the play-off positions, as things could change dramatically in this league, and with two away games coming up for Port Vale – the gaffer knows how important it is to get a result: “It’s a tough league”, said Brown.
“Most games, there isn’t much in them and you still come away with a loss. Hopefully the rub of the green will change and we can come away with some wins.
“We’re working very hard and we know how difficult the games are. Sometimes they’re not pretty and sometimes you wonder how you lose. But, a win is around the corner and we just have to keep doing the right things.”
With a busy schedule approaching, the 40-year old says that the squad are working hard to improve results and are always trying to improve: “We’re working on things we have been doing.
“We’re trying to tighten it yet again and there are certain areas of the pitch we have gone through trying to improve. Today we were in a team formation rather than individual positions.
“Whether it being back four, midfield or the strikers we like to split them up regularly and we worked on a pattern as a squad, so it’s no different. You need to keep doing what you do.”