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Reaction: Duff on Port Vale win

23 February 2019

Robins boss Michael Duff felt his side found a different way to win their game over Port Vale at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

Luke Varney's first half strike proved to be the difference against the Valiants, as Duff watched his side keep another clean sheet and move up to 17th in League Two.

Speaking to the media after the game he praised his team for the quality they showed in a competitive affair.

"They are a big physical team. I thought we dealt with their aerial threat really well. I don't think Scott has had a save to make," Duff said.

"It would have been nice to get the second goal - Scotty Brown has made an unbelievable save from Luke Varney and there's another one he probably says himself he should have gone to head it.

"You take a win whichever way. It's probably a game of two halves - we played well first half and it became a real scrap they sort of dragged us into. We were aware that's what they wanted to do.

"Everyone was aware of how big a game it was but I thought finding a different way to win and that is what we did today. A team should never have more desire than you to win a game of football so I thought we matched their desire, endeavour and competitiveness and added our quality in. We had the better chances and showed the more quality on the day."

Read the match report from the win online here.


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