Vale stalwart Leon Legge is happy to be back

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Port Vale defender Leon Legge returned against Notts County last week and he feels happy to be back.

“It is great after sitting on the sidelines and watching the team,” he said.

“It is hard because you see them there you want to be there and make a difference, you try and do what you can and help the lad prepare which is all i can do really.”

Last Saturday, the Valiants drew 0-0 to bottom of the table Notts County and Legge formed a good partnership with Nathan Smith.

“It was a very pleasing clean sheet, obviously we wanted the win, we deserved the three points, we had the majority of the game and the majority of the chances.

“It was just one of those games where we couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net.

“I think everyone prefers a back four, we got the majority of our points from playing in a back four because everyone knows their job and knows what to do.”

“We are looking to carry on from our clean sheet and help the team get some points, that’s all we can do really and we just have to keep fighting and try stir from the relegation places.”

Legge also spoke ahead of a tough clash against third place Mansfield Town, ” We just have to go into the game with the same intent as Notts County, the same work rate and everything we done in that game is the standard that is set now that is what we have to be going into every single game.

“The pressure we caused against Notts County, if we do that against Mansfield then we can cause a shock and if not than at least a point; we know Mansfield are high up in the league but anyone can beat anyone in this league.”The experienced centre half spoke about the struggles and pressure on the team, as the team haven’t won in their last seven league games.

“I know we haven’t scored many goals in the last 8 or 10 games but we can and anything can happen in football..

“There is pressure no matter what and I don’t look into the league table that much, for me, I just take everything game by game and we have to concentrate on Saturday, hopefully we can get a result and then if we do we can then look to Tuesday’s game.”

With the club not winning a home league game since the 1-0 win against Bury in October, Legge wants to show the fans what they can do.

“The home record hasn’t be the best so you want to give the fans something and credit to the away support last week.

“Hopefully we can come home and give them something to cheer about.”

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