Port Vale defender Calvin Mac-Intosch says his team will have to replicate their second half performance from Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Charlton Athletic if they are to beat Oxford United this weekend.
Mac-Intosch thinks home advantage will give Vale the edge.
“I think we have to play like the second half, and the first ten minutes of the first half,” said the defender.
“If we do that, I am very confident that we can get the three points at home.
“The fans are very good every home game, they are fantastic.”
He admitted that it was a good to get some game time, even though he wasn’t in his main central position on Tuesday. He was played at right back.
The Dutchman said: “It was great, I didn’t expect it but I felt the confidence from the coach so I played the game and did what I normally do.
“I think it went good and I hope to play more games.”
Playing at right-back is not natural to the Dutchman but he says he will do what is needed for his side.
“I’ve done it once this season in a league game, the first league game at home,” said Mac-Intosch.
“In the past, I have played many times at right-back so I know what’s being asked for when I play there.
“I think the trainer puts you where he wants you so if it’s right-back or centre-back, I will do it.”