Luke Joyce is expecting a tough game against Colchester United this weekend, though is confident that the Valiants can implement their own playing style on the game, making it difficult for their opponents.
Joyce signed for Neil Aspin's side this summer with a plethora of experience, having made over 300 appearances in league football prior to his move to Vale Park.
The former Carlisle United man certainly didn't take long to settle into Aspin's midfield, playing a pivotal role in Vale's triumphant opening day win over Cambridge last Saturday.
Joyce is now looking ahead to Colchester this weekend and is expecting a difficult tie with the Essex-based side.
He said: "It'll be a tough game, they've recruited well over the summer.
"I've always had difficult games when I've been down there, but we're not going out there to impress anyone, we know we've got a job to do.
"We'll go out their, frustrate them, make it hard for them to impose their game on us and we'll try and beat them."
Joyce isn't the only new face in Aspin's centre midfield this season, having lined up on opening day next to Manny Oyeleke, who signed for the Vale this summer from Aldershot Town.
Having impressed together on opening day, Joyce is relishing the potential partnership between the two new boys in centre midfield.
"We did well together on Saturday, we compliment each other.
"Naturally my games a little bit deeper, getting the ball off the defence and try to get us playing.
"Hopefully that will go from strength-to-strength as we'll need to play well to keep our place in the starting 11."