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Cristian Montano reflects on yesterday's game against Swindon Town

18 February 2018

Cristian Montano believes Vale deserved more from their 3-2 defeat to Swindon Town yesterday.

An 89th minute winner from Paul Mullin gave Swindon all three points, but Montano believes The Valiants were hard done by.

 “I thought as a team we’ve done well. I think we deserved more than what we got in the end.

 “Football is football. You’ve got to grind, you’ve got to work, and keep working until the last kick of the game.

 “It’s heart-breaking to concede the last goal the way we did. That ball could have ended up anywhere, but unfortunately for us it’s ended up in the back of the net.”

 Manager Neil Aspin started Montano at left back, and was praised by the gaffer for his performance.

 A header from a Michael Tonge corner brought the game level just before half-time, and Montano says as long as he’s contributing to the team, he’s happy to play anywhere.

 “It’s a new position the manager seems to want to play me. As long as I’m out there helping the team, and get on the scoresheet, it’s good.

 "I just enjoy playing football really. If I’ve got to play left back, if that’s where the manager sees me, I’ll do that for the team.”

 The defeat keeps The Valiants in 19th place, seven points above the relegation zone, with thirteen games left.

 Newport County at home is next up for Vale, and Montano believes there are positives from yesterday to take into next week’s clash.

 “We showed character today. We went 1-0 up, obviously we’ve conceded having shot ourselves in the foot.

 “We dug in deep and managed to pull it back to 2-2, and we’ve got to take that character into next week.

 “Hopefully we’ll keep a clean sheet, and we’ll score goals next week.”

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