Port Vale manager Darrell Clarke's response to Mansfield Town defeat was short but to the point

Ex-Stags midfielder scathing of performance...

By Duncan Browne
Saturday, 8th May 2021, 6:37 pm
Darrell Clarke. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Darrell Clarke. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Darrell Clarke didn't spend much time dwelling on defeat to Mansfield Town, but his thoughts were straight to the point.

The former Stags midfielder - who made 159 appearances for his home-town club between 1995 and 2001 - watched his Port Vale side end their season with a 3-0 home defeat.

Stephen McLaughline netted twice with Stephen Quinn also on target for Nigel Clough's side, Mansfield ending the campaign 16th in League Two, three places behind their hosts.

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"It's always about the results - a shocking performance, real bad performance, individually, collectively, as a group," Clarke told Vale's YouTube channel.

"It takes the gloss off the run of form we've had ending with a couple of defeats."

Clarke opted not to spend any more time discussing the game but instead turned his attention to Monday, when he will announce his retained and released lists.

"I can't wait to get rid of the dead wood," he added.

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