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“No-brainer” to join Port Vale for Jordan Archer

4 September 2019

After marking his debut with a match winning goal, Jordan Archer says he will keep working hard every day, play his football and provide goals for the team.

Archer joined the club just last week and has already been able to make a big impact, coming off the bench against Shrewsbury Town, before latching onto a James Gibbons cross and firing the ball into the top corner to win the game for the Vale last night against Shrewsbury Town. 

Archer expressed how happy he was to have already opened his account for the team and finally be back to playing football after a difficult time at Bury during their unfortunate and ongoing situation.

When it became time for him to find a new club, Archer said it was an easy decision to pick Port Vale as his new home, pointing out the manager, players, vision and stature of the club as key aspects that drew him to Vale Park.

A happy Archer also described the impact the Vale fans had on him joining the Valiants, mentioning how positive the atmosphere of the club is and how excited he is to play in front of the Vale faithful.

He said: “It has been a tough couple of months obviously with all the situation that’s going on at Bury, it’s just good to be at a club now with stability and I just can’t wait to get on the pitch and play football now.   

“The stature of the club, a great fan base, good team, good bunch of lads and the manager as well, I knew the manager at Macclesfield, so it was a no-brainer to come here.

“Port Vale’s a massive club and you saw Saturday the whole stand was full and the stadium was near enough full so it’s good to be at a massive club and hopefully I can get on the pitch and impress the fans.”

Archer’s positive attitude was showcased as he expressed that desire to return the favour to the club and the fans by continuing how he has started; scoring goals.

The forward is known for his ability of using his pace to get in behind defenders and find the back of the net, and he aims to work hard every week to earn the opportunity to do just that on the pitch.

After settling in well at the club and being welcomed by his teammates, Archer added how he, like many at the club, sees no reason why the team cannot find success as the season progresses.   

He said: “I think that’s a big part of my game getting in behind, scoring goals, so I’ll be looking to do a lot more of that this season.

“I’m going to keep working hard, doing what I can in training to impress him [Askey], and there’s good strikers here already, so it’s not going to be easy and the fight for positions is always going to be there, so I’m just going to keep working hard day by day.

“There’s good lads here and you can see the quality in the changing room and why not, we can go further than anything really, so we’ll just keep pushing game by game and see where it takes us.”


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