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Michael Tonge - "We're one result from turning it around"

1 March 2018

Veteran midfielder Michael Tonge is optimistic that one win is all it will take to turn the season around, and pull the club away from the relegation zone.

The Valiants have been flirting with relegation for a number of weeks, the struggle in form has seen them go nine games without a win, but Tonge believes the team are a win away from turning the corner.

"It's been quite strange recently. We've had some decent results, and looked solid in games. Strangely enough we've had quite a few 0-0s, but then we've had quite a few high scoring games.

"Whenever we seem to score a couple we concede quite a few, I think we are one result away from turning it around.

"Hoepfully if we can just get that win we've been searching for, it'll sort of snowball and we can pick a few good results up." Tonge said.

The Valiants will be on their travels to the capital on Saturday to face fellow relegation candidates Barnet, who have played a game more than Vale but sit 6 points off safety.

Barnet picked up three precious points away at Colchester last weekend to increase their hopes of survival and will be full of confidence going into the match against Vale.

The last time the two sides met was back in November, where the Valiants picked up all three points thanks to an 80th minute penalty from Tome Pope. Despite the importance of the game, Tonge says he will be treating this Saturday's match against the Bee's like any other one. 

"I think what we've got, 12 games left, for me really I don't neccessarily look at playing Barnet any more than playing somebody like Luton who's up at the top.

"Perfect example was last weekend. I don't think anyone could call any of those results that come, and I think that's the nature of the level. We know we've got 12 games, and 12 chances to get as many points as we possibly can and that's definetly how I'm looking at it. 

"At League 2, if you play well you've got a very good chance of getting a result because I don't think anyone is outstandingly better than anyone else. If you can look after your own house, I think you'll be fine." 


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