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"We’ve got to go above that standard now and keep it" says Worrall

22 December 2019


"We’ve got to go above that standard now and keep it" says Worrall

22 December 2019

The Vale were held to a 1-1 draw against promotion-chasing Cheltenham Town yesterday afternoon yet were unfortunate not to walk away with all three points, and Worrall says the side have set a standard that they must go above.

The Valiants returned to Vale Park yesterday afternoon and put in one of their better performances of late, and Worrall admits it was exactly what the squad needed.

Cheltenham began the match in third place in League Two, whilst the Vale were sat five points off a play-off spot where they remain, yet the Vale midfielder stresses that the Valiants made it look the other way around with an impressive performance.

With tough fixtures against Mansfield Town and Swindon Town up next for the Vale, Worrall says that if they continue to perform like they did yesterday, they will win a lot more games than they lose or draw.

He said: “As a team, we know we needed that performance, over the last two games, you come away from Crawley with a point, but maybe the performance wasn’t a Port Vale performance that we’ve seen this season. Having that performance today with a point I think we’ll take that, but now we’ve got to build on it and turn it into wins.

“They’re [Cheltenham] up there for a reason, they’re a good team and I think we made them look alright today, you couldn’t tell that we’re five points off the play-offs and they’re third in the league. You probably looked at it and thought it was the other way around, that’s credit to the boys in the changing room, we’ll take a point, move on and turn those points into wins.

“If we play anything like that, we’re going to going to win a lot more games than we lose or draw, but that’s the standard and we’ve got to go above that standard now and keep it."

Vale’s number 7 returned from suspension yesterday afternoon and says he loved being back in front of the Vale faithful.

Askey put Worrall back into the starting line-up yesterday where he completed 90 minutes as he has done so often this campaign, and the midfielder admits he owed the gaffer a good performance.

The Vale sit five points off the play-offs ahead of their Boxing Day match against Mansfield Town, and Worrall explains how the squad are eager to continue fighting for a top-seven spot.

He said: “I loved it, even if I wasn’t selected and sat on the bench, I would have been itching to get on and made sure I made an impact on my job.

“The gaffer put faith in me and put me straight back in so I owe him that to have a good performance, but yeah it is frustrating, but it was my own fault getting sent off so I cant really moan. I’ve got to get on with it and just try and get back in the squad and work hard for the team because I’ve let them down as well.

“The place has brightened up all around, you want to come in and work hard, you want to be in that starting eleven playing games and fighting for the play-offs."

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