Patience Is Key For Prosser

By: Steve Sutcliffe |
21/10/09 |
Luke Prosser

Former Apprentice Luke Prosser is is prepared to bide his time at Port Vale but is desperate for a first team start and to break into their rock-solid defence.

The 21 year old was allowed to join Salisbury City on loan at the start of the new campaign and enjoyed nearly two months with the Blue Square Premier side. However, a string of impressive performances saw the centre-back recalled to Port Vale, featuring on the first-team bench in recent games.

However, Prosser is not downhearted and said;

“I think I needed to get out on loan to get me games and that has done me good. I played about eleven games in eight weeks so it was good to have that experience,” he told the Club’s official website.

“Obviously, now I am back here, I just want to push the boys for a place. They are doing really well at the minute, so I will have to be patient.”

“Everyone wants to be out there playing but everyone is also delighted to see the team getting good results. It’s always good to have competition for places as it stops players getting too comfortable.”

“The defenders have been brilliant this season and a lot of the points we have been getting has been down to them. We have kept a few clean sheets and that helps. All three central defenders have been playing brilliantly so I know I need to be patient and wait for my chance.”

The former Youth team skipper has been a regular for the Reserves since his return from Salisbury and he hopes he can continue to showcase his potential to the Valliants’ coaching team.

“We have West Brom is the Reserves next week so hopefully if I have another good game, it will give the Manager something to think about.”