Port Vale boss Darrell Clarke insists there are lots of positives from his side’s EFL Trophy defeat against Wanderers.

Eoin Doyle opened the scoring, but goals from Tom Conlon and David Amoo put the League Two side in front at the break.

The Whites hit back through Nathan Delfouneso and Dapo Afolayan to secure victory at the UniBol.

While Clarke was frustrated with the goals his side conceded, the Vale boss was pleased with the performance against a side of Wanderers’ quality.

“It’s a strange one really,” he told the club’s YouTube channel. “There are a lot of positives in the game, but we are frustrated we’ve lost.

“(It was) important to get some injured players back out there and putting in a good shift. I thought it was a good game on the eye.

“We are disappointed with the goals conceded but we’ve had some good moments where we’ve played some terrific football.

“We’re disappointed we’ve lost the game but we have come to a team that got promoted last season. It’s a massive football club, they’ve got a talented squad.

“We’ve done ourselves justice.”

Wanderers are back in League One action on Monday, September 6 when they welcome Burton Albion to the UniBol (KO 8pm).