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Scott Brown knows Vale have to start picking up points "quickly"

22 February 2019

With Port Vale travelling to Cheltenham Town tomorrow afternoon followed by a trip to Notts County a week later, the Valiants have to get positive results from the games if the club is to pull away from the bottom end of the table according to Scott Brown.

Brown, who has featured in every single league game for the Vale so far this season after joining the club in the summer, has emphasised it's "small differences" between a successful League Two team and a team that's bottom.

Compared to Brown's final season with Wycombe Wanderers last year, the past seven months at Vale has been a situation the goalkeeper isn't usually accustomed to having won promotion with the Wanderers. 

The small differences that Browny talks about in his press conference today are situations which he feels can only be executed by the players on the pitch, and they must look to have that extra edge in the upcoming away fixtures.

"I love information and knowing everything possible about opposition teams and opposition players. He (Askey) gives us loads of that and we can't ask for anymore.

"As much as he gives it us we've got to go out and use it on the pitch. Just little things like the right winger the other night was left footed so you don't let him come inside and shoot.

"Just little things like that, that's the difference between a successful League Two team and a team that's bottom. They take information on board and that's where we are at the moment and we need to sort it out quickly."

The Valiants have been flirting with the relegation zone for the past few months now and after going five league games without a win, they find themselves sat just four points above 23rd place. 

It's been a poor run of form, a run which the players and management staff fully understand needs be changed drastically. Since Askey's arrival, results haven't gone his way but the Vale have showed positive signs despite the results.

Scott Brown returns to his former side tomorrow afternoon against Cheltenham Town but that isn't fazing him. The goalkeeper says his focus is 100% on helping Vale secure all three points as the results go further than just affecting the players and management staff.

"No player wants to be playing in conference football, players out of contract if they get relegated... let's be honest there's not going to be many League Two clubs coming in for a player that's been relegated.

"You have to look at the bigger picture, there's staff here that's worked here for a long long time and do great work for not a lot of money. They put a lot of hours in and time and there would be cutbacks if we got relegated.

"It's not just yourselves it's the whole football club. People's livelihoods are on the line here and we need to think of people like them."


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