Caretaker manager Rob Page was encouraged after seeing a reaction from his Port Vale players.
Port Vale claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory over Leyton Orient after the visitors had Darius Henderson sent off in the first-half.
Port Vale have signed former Leicester forward Dany N'Guessan on a short-term contract.
Mark Robins was left with mixed feelings after Scunthorpe battled to claim a point with 10 men in an eventful 2-2 draw at Port Vale.
Scunthorpe's 10 men came from behind to earn a valuable point but still slid to the foot of the table after a 2-2 draw at Port Vale.
Port Vale have signed teenage forward Harry Panayiotou on loan from Premier League Leicester.
Goals from Paul Gallagher and Alan Browne extended Preston's unbeaten run to five games with a 2-0 victory over Port Vale.
Port Vale caretaker Rob Page accused Preston striker Joe Garner of conning the referee after seeing his side lose 2-0 at Deepdale.
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