Speaking on the latest episode of EFL on Quest, Richie Wellens has admitted that Port Vale fans should be excited for next season with Darrell Clarke in charge.
Despite a poor start to his tenure at Vale, Clarke has since led the side to five straight league victories.
Vale recorded their fifth straight league win with a 2-0 away win over Harrogate Town on Monday, with midfielder David Worrall scoring his second goal in three games to take his tally to five for the season.
Clarke took over in February after the departure of John Askey in January left the club without a permanent manager.
Vale’s strong form has seen themselves steer clear of relegation trouble and look set to start next season under Clarke in League Two next season.
Fans will be optimistic that given a full summer to sculpt a team Clarke can continue the team’s recent great form into next year.
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Speaking on EFL on Quest, Wellens said: “He went in and they’d not won in their first seven games, and now they’ve won their last five. The players can now start believing in what Darrell is putting across to them and really play.
“It’s a good start now and they can really look forward to next season.”
Vale still have six games remaining in the league and entertain promotion chasing Morecambe this weekend. Clarke’s side have won their last two home games and will be looking to continue their winning streak.
Vale fans would have been seriously worried when Clarke took charge of the side and failed to win for a long period of time.
However, Clarke has highlighted that given time he is a top manager at this level.
Five league wins in a row means they are currently the most in-form side in League Two and fans will now be optimistic ahead of next season.