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Leon Legge revealed his frustration to not end last week with back-to-back wins

3 February 2020


Leon Legge revealed his frustration to not end last week with back-to-back wins

3 February 2020

The Vale defender stated how well he felt the team played against Salford City, and his pleasure that they secured four points from a tough week of games, but admitted the draw felt more like two points dropped.

Legge highlighted how the draw felt like an unfair reflection on the game, as he felt the Vale deserved all three points, with the gutting feeling being made worse as Salford’s equaliser was a questionable one, with Legge feeling as though Scott Brown was fouled.

Despite his disappointment in failing to win the game, Legge was glad that the Vale could extend their good run of form, adding how the team must not let their heads drop after the draw and keep moving forward.

Next up for the Vale are Northampton Town and Forest Green Rovers, two games that pose a tough challenge for the team but Legge expressed their importance in the teams push for the Play-Off’s.

The defender also emphasised how there’s no reason they cannot pick-up six points from their next two games as past performances against the top teams have shown they can beat anyone on their day.

He said: “The home record is incredible this year, we build on that, we pride ourselves on our home form, just a little bit disappointed that we didn’t get the win, but we feel that was two points dropped from a goal I don’t think should’ve been given.

“I’m sure if VAR was involved it [Salford’s goal] would’ve been given as a foul, [I’m] disappointed because I don’t feel that Browny had to do much today so just disappointed that that goal was given.

“Not a bad return, we’ve had a tough couple of fixtures really, obviously we had a good result against Exeter and a game against a team who are spending money left, right and centre and we would’ve liked to have come in winners from that, but that’s football, it happens so we have to go again.

“Northampton are flying at the moment, but you know what we’re like, we can go and upset a few teams and I think that’s what we’ve been about this year.”

Legge admitted how happy he is with his own performances so far this season, with the defender priding himself on his level of fitness this campaign, an area he aimed to excel in.

Praise was also heaped onto his fellow centre-back, Shaun Brisley, who has featured in the last three games due to Nathan Smith’s absence, and Legge commended Brisley for how well he has been playing.

Legge also described his happiness to see Mitch Clark back with the team, stating how much he adds to the side, whilst also describing just how pleased he is to see Clark back in men’s football rather than the Under-23’s game.

He said: “I feel good, I feel fit, it was one thing I did have a word with the gaffer about, I’ll come back a lot fitter than last season and [I’m] playing week in, week out and I feel like I’m playing good football and enjoying myself.

“It can be hard when you’ve not played for a while and you get chucked right into the mixer but Shaun’s [Brisley] come in and done really well.  

“Mitch [Clark] coming back, the fans know what he’s about from this time last year and he’s started like a house on fire really… it’s good to see him back, he’ll get more from games like that than he will tip-tappy unrealistic Under-23 football so I think he made a good choice in coming back.”

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