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.
An unfortunate injury has forced Jack Price to cut short a loan deal at Leyton Orient and return to parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Port Vale and Leyton Orient at Vale Park.
Leyton Orient boss Kevin Nugent hopes Romain Vincelot will be fit to face Port Vale on Saturday.
Kevin Nugent was at a loss to explain the difference between Leyton Orient's home and away form following a 2-0 win at Doncaster.
Darius Henderson's goal helped Leyton Orient stretch their unbeaten away run to 13 matches with a 2-0 victory against Doncaster.
Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Doncaster Rovers and Leyton Orient at Keapmoat Stadium.