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9 December 2019

John Yems is looking for Reds to build on a point in his first game in charge when Reds take on Port Vale in the new Head Coach's first home match in charge on Saturday.

Reds' Head Coach admitted Saturday's 0-0 draw at Stevenage was not a great spectacle although a first clean sheet since September 14 was a welcome improvement.

"That clean sheet is a step forward," he said.

"We didn't start the game great but we got better and we had a couple of great chances. If we'd come away winning 1-0 or 2-0 I don't think too many people watching could have complained.

"But look, it's another point on the board and one that took us a place up the table. Our focus now is on Saturday and Port Vale.

"I've been at our stadium many times and I've seen the place absolutely rocking. The Norwich and Stoke games this season come to mind.

"Saturday is different of course but the players do respond to the supporters. I thought the fans who travelled on Saturday really got behind the team, they made a lot of noise. 

"I totally appreciate that it's up to the players to get the fans engaged and onside and that's what we need to do on Saturday. If we're going to go forward as a club then we all need to be together - players, staff and fans. So hopefully people will come down on Saturday and really get behind the team."

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