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David Worrall urges Vale to use current pressure to their advantage

25 February 2019

Following Saturday's defeat to Cheltenham Town, David Worrall believes Vale can use the current pressure on the club as a positive in their fight for League Two survival.

Vale well and truly find themselves in a relegation scrap following a number of disappointing results over the past few weeks. 

Losses to the likes of Morecambe and Cheltenham Town have left Vale sitting in 22nd place, just three points clear of the dreaded relegation zone.

With teams such as the Shrimps and Macclesfield Town all picking up a decent run of form, Worrall insists Vale can use that pressure around the team, in their battle to stay up.

He said: "Obviously there's pressure, but there's pressure at the start of the season before you've kicked a football before the season's started.

"There's always pressure and there always will be pressure. No matter what age you are, you speak to the older lads like Popey, Tongey and Pughy, they still feel pressure.

"You've just got to get on with it and we can use it to our advantage."

In terms of personal form, Worrall has put himself back in the fold over the past few weeks and has put in a number of assured performances on the right-hand side.

A lively introduction to the Morecambe game earned the midfielder a starter's spot for the away trip to Cheltenham and he looked threatening once again.

With just over 20 minutes played, Worrall thought he'd put the Vale ahead only for his goal to be wrongly disallowed for offside. Looking ahead, the experienced midfielder believes a goal or assist is all he needs to really push on.

He said: "Under the last manager I was starting to come in and out of it. I was training hard; I was doing really well in training it's just taking it into the games.

"I came on the other night, did well and the gaffer said I deserved my start, it just seems to be my luck. I need a goal, I need an assist - get an assist and Ben was offside just, and then the last game I get a goal and it's disallowed when it shouldn't have been.

"I just need to keep going. I need to get assists and goals, I need to get in the box and hopefully that can be a start now."


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