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Leon Legge claims Notts County performance set the standard for the rest of the season

8 March 2019

With Mansfield Town right around the corner, Leon Legge believes if Vale can perform in the same vein as last week's showing against Notts County, the results will start to come.

Port Vale played out a 0-0 draw last weekend with fellow strugglers, Notts County, but that only tells half of the story.

The Valiants dominated the chances created throughout the clash and were unlucky not to find the net throughout the game. Tom Pope had a close-range header ruled out for offside, before Tom Conlon crashed the ball against the cross-bar from 25 yards as John Askey's side branded their dominance on the game from start to finish.

Despite only coming away with a point, Legge believes it's a perfromance that can be built on with Mansfield next up at Vale Park.

He said: "We just have to have the same intent as we did against Notts County with the same work rate. Everything that we did in the Notts County game is the standard that is set now.

"That has to be the way we go into every single game. We put Notts County under immense pressure, and if we do that against Mansfield we could cause a shock and if not we'll get at least a point."

Mansfield come to Vale Park sitting in third place in the league table, just three points off second placed Bury.

Despite the difference in league position between the two sides, Legge is looking to give the fans something to shout about as Vale look to amend their disappointing home record.

Having not picked up a win at Vale Park since October, Leon believes now is the time to get a result as he looks forward to playing in front of the Vale faithful this Saturday.

He said: "There's pressure no matter what. I personally don't look too much into the league at the moment. I take evreything game-by-game.

"We have to concentrate on Saturday, hopefully get a result, then onto the Tuesday game. Our home record hasn't been the best and you want to give something back to the fans.

"Credit to the away supporters last week, so hopefully we can come home and give them something to shout about here."


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