Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Aspin discusses relegation fight and Zak Jules

23 January 2018

Neil Aspin says that his side are up for the fight to avoid relegation from the Sky Bet League Two.

After a good period over Christmas, The Valiants have seen a slight dip in form where they now hover just six points off the drop zone.                                                                   

Despite being in 18th place, the gaffer believes that his side will always look to pick up points until they are guaranteed safety.

He said: “I’ll be worried until we get safe.

“When you start to pick up points and things look a lot better, people get carried away but I’m not that type of person. I know what football is like and how it can change on a single decision or result.

“You have to keep going week in and week out, and you have to get the points that guarantee safety.

“It’ll be a tense and stressful time, it’ll be what I thought it would be like when I took the job. We are one of the teams in that fight now.”

Aspin has recently signed defender Zak Jules on-loan from Shrewsbury Town as he hopes that he could be the missing piece to the jigsaw. Jules is yet to make his debut for Vale, but was named on the substitutes bench for Saturday’s 3-2 loss at Accrington Stanley.

“He’s a left-sided centre-half, who can play at full-back as well and we need cover in that position,” said Aspin.

“He will now have a week of training then we decide whether to play him on Saturday or not.

“But, he’s a position that we needed to fill and I’m pleased to have him here.”

The gaffer also admits that Vale have not stopped their January transfer window as they are always looking for new additions to improve the squad.

He continued: “We need to keep trying.

“We’re still short in a couple of areas but we have to concentrate on those players who will play for us on Saturday.

“They need to do their job as it’s a huge game on Saturday.”

Advertisement block