Neil Aspin has claimed that his side are “ready” to face Accrington Stanley on Saturday as Port Vale make the journey North to the Wham Stadium.
Vale are currently on a three-game period without a win and have high hopes of getting a positive result over their League Two rivals who are flying high in the division.
Just like any game, the gaffer has said that his side are up the challenge in Lancashire, but admits that all games are tough.
He said: “We will always be ready for the next game.
“The games are no different from when you first interviewed me, they are all tough games and Accrington are doing very well this season.
“They are always up there challenging and it’ll be a tough test for us.”
The gaffer also paid credit to Stanley’s manager, John Coleman, who has seen Accrington finish in a similar position over the last couple of seasons in sometimes frustrating circumstances.
“Credit to the manager at Accrington and to everyone at the club,” he said.
“They compete really well at this level and they are always one of the teams that are challenging. They have a lot of good players, but with the size of the club – they have to have a good turnover of players.
“They have recruited well and they deserve to be where they are in the league.”