The Millburn Park side haven’t enjoyed a good start to their league campaign but secured a victory against the odds in their last league fixture against Royal Albert, winning 3-2 despite having their goalkeeper sent off when the match was just six minutes old.

Hamill feels that could prove to be a turning point for their season.

He said: “Last week we get the goalkeeper sent off and go one down, your season can hinge on things like that. You can capitulate and have nothing to play for or you can dig deep and find something.

“That’s what we done last week and with this win hopefully it’s a springboard for our season. Getting through in the West of Scotland Cup is important, after the Scottish it’s the most prestigious cup we will play in.” Vale have a tough task on their hands to keep their run going this week as they travel to face Cambuslang Rangers in the league.

Rangers haven’t lost yet in the league this season and Hamill admits that his side have no margin for error due to their poor run so far this .

He said: “The start we’ve had puts more pressure on each game we play but whatever will be will be. I am confident in the abilty that is in the team, we have a good team, good players just for one reason or another things haven’t quite clicked until the last couple of weeks.

“So in terms of the Cambuslang game it doesn’t really hold any fear for us, I’m sure they will prove to be a good team but I am confident we can get a result there if we apply ourselves and play to our potential.”