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John Askey: "It's been a long time coming!"

13 March 2019

John Askey expressed his delight following Yeovil win on Tuesday night and he believes it's all starting to come together following a tricky start at Vale Park.

Arriving at Vale Park in early February, it wasn't plain sailing for the former Shrewsbury Town and Macclesfield Town boss, as Vale went without a win in the gaffer's first five games in charge.

In stark contrast, Vale have now picked up two wins in their last two league outtings having beaten high-flying Mansfield Town and lowly Yeovil Town. 

Following the latest win, Askey admitted that it's a relief to finally see it all coming together as Vale boss.

He said: "It's a relief as much as anything. When you start and in the games that you've played, decisions have not gone for us.

"But maybe it's done us a favour. We've had to look at how we play more, we've had to work harder so in the long run hopefully it's done us good.

"Sometimes you're thinking, 'what have I come into?!', but at the moment, it's very enjoyable and hopefully it continues for a few more weeks."

Askey praised the performances of both Tom Conlon and David Worrall as the pair played a starring role in Vale's comfortable win over Yeovil.

Worrall, who impressed yet again on the right-hand side, added two more assists to his collection as he set up both Vale's first and third goals.

And what else can be said about Conlon's performance other than, 'what a goal!'. The midfielder surely scored a goal of the season contender as he rifled home a half volley from 25 yards to put Vale two goals to the good at the time. 

The gaffer was full of praise for the midfield duo.

He said: "With David it all starts with his work rate - his work rate is unbelievable. He doesn't just run about, he knows when to go and when not to go.

"He's a big part in how the team are playing because of his energy and his closing down. Not only is he closing down the full-back he's helping out our full-back. Sometimes it's like having two men on the pitch with David.

"The goal that Tom scored, it was great football and for him to finish like that - it's one of the best goals you could wish to see. As soon as it left his foot you knew it was in the back of the net." 


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