Defender says the Vale’s performance merited more as they were edged out by League One high-flyers Sheffield Wednesday.
- Will Forrester | “I don’t think we deserved to lose”
- Port Vale defender discusses his side’s 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday as the Vale suffer narrow defeat.
- Forrester: “I thought they boys were brilliant, especially in the first-half, we could have been a lot better in the second-half but I thought we showed a good account of ourselves against arguably the best team in the league.”
Port Vale defender Will Forrester says his side didn’t deserve to be the losing side in their 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Vale Park on Saturday afternoon.
Forrester returned to the starting XI for Darrell Clarke’s side and played his part in a strong Vale performance that saw the home side go close to adding to their League One points tally, only to be defeated by an outstanding strike from Wales international Will Vaulks.
Speaking to iFollow the Vale post-match, Forrester said:
“I thought they boys were brilliant, especially in the first-half, we could have been a lot better in the second-half but I thought we showed a good account of ourselves against arguably the best team in the league.
“I don’t think we deserved to lose; it is a wonder strike and we can’t do too much about. We are only going to get better by playing in games like this. That is what we have come into this league for, to look forward to playing in games like this and I think we will learn from it and go again next week against another good team.
“The lads are gutted but I think we played well, defended well, defended the box well, dealt with balls down the side but they put an absolute wonder goal into the top bin, which sometimes you can’t do much about but that’s the frustrating thing.”
Forrester says Saturday’s performance showed the progress Clarke’s side are continuing to make on their return to the third tier and added that the way in which they competed against Darren Moore’s side was evidence of that.
“The gaffer keeps saying that we are only going to get better and I think it has shown in our performance today against one of the best teams in the league,” Forrester explained. “We can hold our heads high although it is a kick in the teeth that we conceded. We are only going to get better and we will try to take all three points next week at Derby.”