Port Vale’s Rob Page says there is “room for improvement” at Leyton Orient game

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Port Vale interim manager Rob Page says he is disappointed after the team’s 2-2 draw to Scunthorpe, and feels there is room for improvement before the Valiants take on Leyton Orient.

They lie in 18th position in League One, three places below The Os, meaning all could change on Saturday, October 25.

Page said: “There’s nothing we can do to alter Tuesday’s result now. It’s gone. We know we let ourselves down with regards to our home performances.

“That game felt like a defeat.

“It’s disappointing but the players have come in today nice and bright and we’ve cracked on with training as normal and we’re looking forward to attacking on Saturday.”

Port Vale are under pressure to perform after their two previous home victories this season against Yeovil and Barnsley.

“You’ve got to look forward to the next game and go and put a performance in, and if we do that then we stand a good chance of getting the result we want,” said Page.

“We’ve seen some positive signs in the Yeovil home game and the Barnsley home game and the performances away from home to a point. For me, I’ve seen a steady progress and encouraging signs until Tuesday.”

With the Scunthorpe draw in mind, Page said he believes the team can learn from the mistakes made on the pitch and put them into practice.

Page added: “There’s a lot to work on. We’ve touched on it today with regards of how we allowed them to get the second goal and we’ve got to address it and put it right to make sure it’s not a common theme and put it to bed as soon as we can.”

The team to take on Leyton Orient is yet to be finalised, with 29-year-old striker Tom Pope having sustained an injury.

Page revealed: “Pope picked up a knock late on, but managed to finish the game.

“We’re just trying to patch him up and get him ready for the weekend.

“Sometimes you have to make changes.

“We’ll pick a team that we think will go out and win.

“We’re definitely making progress but there’s still room for improvement. We know we’re going to be in for a tough game.”

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