Port Vale midfielder Ben Garrity has stressed Vale can beat Bolton Wanderers this weekend and believes that if both teams turn up then it is a 50-50 clash.


Vale are running out of matches to save their season and have to aim for the maximum number of points in their next two matches to give themselves the best possible chance of playing League One football next term.


With that goal in mind, Port Vale have been handed a tough next fixture away at promotion chasing Bolton.



Playing down the pressure of facing a promotion-chasing team, Garrity insisted that there is no need to feel additionally pressurised as both teams belong to the same division.


The midfielder thinks if both teams turn up then the game is a 50-50 affair.


“We are in the same league, they are not in the Premier League, you know what I mean”, Garrity told his club’s official media.



“We are all in the same league. If you turn up and you go toe to toe with people for 95/96 minutes you have got a chance of beating anyone on the day.


“Because if they don’t turn up and we do we will beat them but if we go toe to toe with them it is 50-50, isn’t it?”



“So, it is one of them we just got to dwell on it tonight and tomorrow and then on Thursday we will all have to just try and forget about it and move on to Saturday.


“Like you said, it’s two cup finals to go. So we know what we need to do now.”


Bolton have beaten Port Vale twice this season, coming out on top in both a League One clash at Vale Park and an EFL Trophy game.