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David Worrall: "It was a great performance but it's two points dropped"

3 March 2019

Following Saturday afternoon's goalless draw with Notts County, David Worrall insists his Port Vale side did enough to take all three points at Meadow Lane.

Saturday's league clash against Notts Count was full of positives. Vale pressed their game on the hosts early on in the affair and absolutely peppered the opposition goal from the first whistle.

Tom Pope had a close-range header ruled out for offside, Tom Conlon smashed the crossbar from 25 yards and Vale never relented in their search for the first goal of the game.

Despite only picking up a point, Worrall insists the performance was one to be proud of and that it is one that can be pushed on from ahead of next weekend's fixture with Mansfield Town.

He said: "We're disappointed we couldn't get all three points. From minute one we were on the front-foot; we created a lot of better chances. It's the most crosses we've got into the box for a long time!

"We won every second ball that we could. Defenders won every header. Popey had chance after chance - it was a great performance but it's two points dropped.

"We're disappointed but it's something to build on along with the clean sheet."

Worrall played a starring role on Saturday afternoon as he continued his impressive run of form. He was at the heart of a handful of Vale attacks and really posed a threat from the first whistle to the last.

The wide-man admits the past few weeks have been like a 'mini pre-season' for not only himself, but the entire squad following the arrival of John Askey, and he thinks it is paying dividends out on the pitch.

With just the goal eluding them on the day, Worrall insists there is more to come from this Vale team.

He said: "Over the past week the gaffer has been working with myself and Manny - getting in triangles and working together to get up the pitch and get balls into the box.

"We did two days straight, it was tough. Like I said, it was like a mini pre-season we've had in training this week. We did it today. Manny nearly scored off it when it's gone in behind and I've cut it back.

"Just little patterns of play like that to get an identity about us. Since the gaffer's come in, it's given me a bit of a boost and hopefully I can get some form back from last season."


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