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Vale approaching Plymouth game with 'no fear' says Legge

13 September 2019

Club News

Vale approaching Plymouth game with 'no fear' says Legge

13 September 2019

Port Vale are looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league at home tomorrow when we face Plymouth Argyle, a game which Leon Legge believes Vale can defy the odds on with a win.

Plymouth, one of the four relegated sides from last season, recruited well during the summer and have enjoyed a decent start to the season, sitting a place outside of the play offs on goal difference. 

The Green Army come to Vale Park without a win in two however whilst the Valiants boast an unbeaten home record in the league so far this season. 

With the likes of Danny Mayor and former Vale man Byron Moore amongst the ranks at Plymouth, the visitors no doubt have a strong side but Leon Legge says Vale are more than capable of over coming the Green Army tomorrow afternoon. 

"You have to play with no fear and we showed last season when we played some of the big sides like Mansfield at home, not many people expected us to beat them at home and we pulled off a good result. 

"I've not really taken any notice of what other teams have done in the league, I'm only concerned with us really. We're at home so we've got the home advantage and hopefully we can get three points.

"You want to make your home a fortress and you want teams coming here to be scared of playing teams like us at home. The fans can be the twelfth man and intimidate the opposition, we should be full of confidence as well with the way we've started."

As Leon Legge and his teammates gear up for Vale's fourth game at home in the league this season, manager John Askey confirmed he has a fully fit squad to choose from apart from Jordan Archer, who's recovering a dislocated shoulder. 

With that in mind, John Askey looks set to name an unchanged back four, a defensive line he has stayed true to all season and kept consistent in every game as they look to pick up a second clean sheet this season. 

Playing within a young back four, Legge is pleased to be featuring alongside a regular centre back partner in Nathan Smith, a player he feels is developing in the right direction.

"I can see he's improving every game and I'm happy to help with that and I enjoy working with him. Obvioulsy he's still young but he's got a lot of experience at such a young age playing over 100 games already.

"I'm happy to help with his playing side and you never know where he's going to go, players like Gibbo as well, he's going to be a good player. 

"The whole back four is quite a settled back four and it's down to the lads that are not playing to add that competition and just keep pushing us on. 

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