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The Gaffer on his First Week

13 October 2017

Club News

The Gaffer on his First Week

13 October 2017

As Neil Aspin enjoys his first full week as Port Vale manager, he reveals that “It’s been the busiest week in all his life” after succeeding Michael Brown as the new gaffer.

Speaking to the press in Thursday’s press conference, the Vale legend says he is enjoying life at the club and is looking forward to the future.

During his first week, the gaffer has said how he feels his first week has gone and what he’s been up to.

“It’s probably been the busiest week in all my life”, said Aspin.

“It was a real whirlwind at first, but I’ve settled down a bit now but I’ve been really busy. There’s a lot of things to look at, there’s a lot of games and players to look at. You have to catch up because there’s a lot who you see for the first time.”

“Apart from being bottom of the league, it’s been enjoyable. I’ve had a positive response from people around the club and the players so I can’t complain.”

The gaffer is also looking for the perfect balance in his squad as the League Two campaign goes by quickly.

He said: “I would prefer it to be better balanced - if I was picking my own squad.

“I can’t take the job and then start complaining. I’ve got to get on with it and work with the players we have and try to get them into a formation we are comfortable with, we have a bad combination in conceding goals regularly and we are not scoring enough.

“We have to be better defensively but still have some threat going forward. It’s just getting the right balance between the two.”

With result’s not going Vale's way, Aspin does not yet believe that the club is at panic mode but recent results could be affecting the players psychologically.

“I didn’t walk into a club where you think everyone has their heads down”, said the gaffer.

“I don’t detect panic stations but it’s evident that when you are on the pitch and you’re not in a position where you’ve won games, it will affect you psychologically.

“If you have it where things go for you, you have the belief that you can still come out on top and vice-versa when you are not winning games, but we know where we are and we have to stay confident.”

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