‘Proper football’ – Port Vale ace on big game at Walsall


Luke Joyce says he can’t wait to sample the atmosphere at Walsall this afternoon in the first of what could be 12 huge games for Port Vale.

John Askey’s side are hoping to establish themselves in the play-off places having broken into the top seven with last week’s 3-0 win at home to Colchester.

They will be backed by more than 2,000 travelling supporters as Vale were given extra tickets after selling out their initial 1,400 allocation.

Joyce said: “It’s just proper football. It’s what you want to be involved in. We had a great atmosphere last week at home to Colchester, but it’s a little bit special sometimes when you go away from home and you have that big following.

“Then hopefully, if you get a good result like we did at Northampton and Forest Green, it is really enjoyable to be able to go over and clap the fans and show our appreciation for them travelling in such good numbers. “

Luke Joyce in action for Port Vale against Swindon

Vale are looking for a fourth straight victory, having moved up to sixth with those wins at Northampton and Forest Green before Colchester were outplayed at Vale Park in arguably the best performance of the season by Askey’s team.

Joyce says the team will take plenty of confidence from those results but can’t underestimate a Walsall side who have taken seven points from their last three games, including a 3-2 win at home to Northampton last week.

They are also the only team to have beaten Vale in the league at Vale Park this season.

Joyce added: “We had a great week last week, getting nine points out of three tough games. But this is a different proposition against a team who are mid-table, on a decent run themselves, and had a good win last week having been 2-0 down against Northampton.

“We have to make sure we’re not complacent and we show them the respect they deserve. But at the same time, impose our game on them and keep doing what we have been doing in recent weeks to get the wins.”

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