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"We’re going to put everything into Saturday’s game now" says Askey

13 December 2019

Port Vale travel to Crawley Town tomorrow afternoon, and Askey admits that his side are solely focused on returning to winning ways.

Despite defeat last time out, the Vale have only lost two of their last 11 in all competitions, and the gaffer believes that last weekend’s defeat to Walsall was merely a blip.

A win tomorrow afternoon would push the Vale ever closer to a play-off place, and Askey stresses that his side will give everything in order to bounce back tomorrow afternoon.

It’s been a hectic few days at Vale Park with the Manchester City tickets going on sale, and the boss says that it has given the players extra confidence, yet they will need to start performing again if they are to play in that fixture.

“Saturday was a bit of a blip because we played well at Cheltenham but as we said from the start, every time we go out we’ve got to start again, and we’re going to put everything into Saturday’s game now.

“If they want to play in the [Manchester City] game, they’ve got to perform, otherwise they give other people a chance to play in that game, they’re aware of that but the most important thing is, where we finish at the end of the season.

“The things that have been going on at the football club have kept the players full of confidence, and we’ve got to make sure that we start performing again."

Crawley Town currently sit in 16th place in League Two but have recently appointed a new manager and Askey admits that his side will approach the game as they always do.

The gaffer emphasises that their preparation will change ahead of tomorrow’s clash, and says that his side must be prepared to adjust accordingly.

With away wins against the likes of Bradford City, Crew Alexandra, Cheltenham Town and MK Dons so far this season, Askey says that his side are capable of travelling anywhere and picking up a result.

“We will approach it like we do all games, again they’ve just changed their manager and they got a draw under him in his first game, they are dangerous, in attack they’ve got some good players.

“Things will change with them, the preparation. You’re never too sure on the formation they’re going to play, if the set-pieces are going to be different, we’ve just got to be aware of what might happen, and adjust accordingly on the pitch.

“It’ll be a tough game, but as we’ve proved, when you can go to Bradford, Crewe, Cheltenham and MK Dons and win, we’re more than capable of going anywhere in the league, but we need to perform well."

 


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