Assistant manager Michael Brown has admitted that Port Vale have got to improve for Saturday’s trip to Bolton Wanderers.
Vale travel to the Macron Stadium with only one win on the road this season although victory over second-placed Bolton could see them climb back into the play off positions. Despite the Valiants’ stuttering away form, Brown has admitted it is still pleasing to be sitting in seventh place: “The table is nice – being in a certain spot is nice,” he said.
“But we have still got to improve in a lot of areas. We are still trying to develop systems and develop the players going forward.”
Brown also made it clear that the Valiants are aware of the threat that Bolton pose and the talent and experience they carry in the side.
“You see the experience in their team. We watched them at Bury and they are a big team with some seasoned players, and some attacking players who are still early on in their careers. We are going to need to be cute with how we manage the game and it will be a tough game.
“It’s tough on the road and even when you look back at the MK Dons game, we still need to improve which is certainly what we are looking to do.”