Stoke City, Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra Updates
Written by Jane Lythgoe on 10 January 2021
Stoke City’s manager is targeting a play-off place now they’re out of the FA Cup.
They were beaten 4-0 at home by Premier League Leicester on Saturday.
Michael O’Neill says they still have 23 games left and their focus is on the second half of the season and to try and make an assault on reaching the top six.
Port Vale’s caretaker boss is hoping Saturday’s 3-0 win over Grimsby gives them a massive boost
Goals from Shaun Brisley, Devante Rodney and an own goal secured victory for the Valiants which lifted them to 13th in the table.
Danny Pugh says the team showed how they can play and have now set the bar for the rest of the season.
Crewe boss Dave Artell says he was bitterly disappointed after his side threw away a three goal lead at Rochdale on Saturday.
He believes complacency crept in during the second half and that his team need to become ‘more horrible’ in that situation if and when it arises again.
Speaking after the 3-all draw, Artell said too many of his players thought the game was won at 3-0 and that is unacceptable.