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Danny Pugh looks forward to Mansfield clash

19 April 2018


Danny Pugh looks forward to Mansfield clash

19 April 2018

Danny Pugh says he is relishing an opportunity to return to the first-team after his completing his three-match suspension.

The midfielder could make his return on Saturday when Port Vale travel to Mansfield Town in an important fixture for both teams.

After filling in at left-back several times this campaign, the 35-year old says he is happy to just be involved with the squad regardless of the position.

He said today: “I’ve always enjoyed playing. 

“As you get older you appreciate things more, so I think it’s vital to enjoy what you’re doing and make the most of it.

“I just want to play. I like playing centre-midfield as I have got older as I feel happy in there, but I happy to play anywhere.”

After several weeks of watching from the sidelines, Danny believes says that he has been impressed by the rest of his teammates especially in the recent 1-0 victory over Lincoln City on Saturday.

“It’s been a difficult couple of weeks,” he said.

“I’ve missed out on the last three games, especially on Saturday, but the lads did really well to pick up a positive result. On a personal level, it has been frustrating but to see the win at the weekend – it was all good. 

As Vale travel to Field Mill on Saturday, Pugh hopes to make a comeback against a tough opponent.

He added: “It’s going to be a very tough game.

“They have things to play for like us, but it’s a game that we want to try and win.

“We’ve never had an easy game all season, all games are difficult – this is no exception.

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