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Tom Conlon: "We'll do everything we can to bounce back."

7 October 2018

Following a four-game unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two, Port Vale have suffered two successive defeats in the past week, but Tom Conlon insists he and his teammates will do everything they can to turn it around.

The Valiants went down 2-0 away to Grimsby Town on Saturday afternoon, and with Wes Thomas opening the scoring inside a minute, it was always going to be an uphill task for Neil Aspin's men.

JJ Hooper then wrapped things up early into the second half, but Conlon believes that Vale can take some positives out of it despite the result.

He said: "It was very frustrating. The way we conceded the goal very early on is never nice and we didn't start very well, but once that happened we actually played some good stuff and had a few chances.

"As a professional you have to put the goal to the back of your mind, act like it's 0-0 and give everything you can. We did do that and we created some chances which didn't go in.

"I had one that I probably should have done better with on my right foot, but maybe on another week they fall for you.

"I haven't scored for Vale yet and I can't wait to do that, so that's something I want to put into my game. The sooner that happens the better."

After suffering with injury problems during the first few weeks of the season, Conlon has been a key figure in the heart of midfield since his debut at Forest Green Rovers and he was happy to play another full game at Blundell Park.

With Tuesday night's home clash with Burton Albion in the Checkatrade Trophy to come, it remains to be seen whether or not Conlon will feauture, but he is looking for a response from his teammates.

He said: "90 minutes are key and to get another full game in is brilliant, but when you haven't won it's a horrible feeling. We just have to move on from that and we've got a game on Tuesday which we will give everything to win.

"It's a game of football, we are all footballers and that's what we love doing. We will want to react as quickly as we can so it doesn't get much better than having a midweek fixture.

"We have a chance to put things right and it's easy in football to forget how well you are doing. It's a long season and there is going to be bumps along the way - we have just hit one at the moment but I'm sure everyone will do everything they can to bounce back."


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