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21 August 2012

Boss says his players are not getting carries away by one result

Vale players won’t be allowed to become complacent after bagging their first three points of the season against Barnet. They have been working in training to improve on Saturday’s performance.

Boss Micky Adams said: “We have been ironing out a few of the problems that we faced on Saturday against Barnet. I felt it was a pleasing performance in some aspects but there were a few things we need to tighten up on.

“We got three points on Saturday, but that’s all it is, three points. We are not getting carried away with anything.

“We got three points on the board, got that game out of the way and we have got to approach the next game in a confident mood, because we will have gained a lot of confidence from Saturday’s performance.

“The season is not defined by your first game, as Crewe found out last year. I don’t think they got a result for a while last season, so you can’t get carried away with it.

“But it breeds confidence and it settles everybody down. The three points are there and they can’t take them away from us so we move on to the next game.

“We have got a decent squad, regardless of the size of it and I still maintain that we have got a decent squad and there are players that possibly didn’t feature on Saturday that are very unlucky not to be in the starting eleven.

The lads must now forget all about the result on Saturday against Barnet and concentrate on tonight’s game against Accrington Stanley and the manager has made sure they are aware of the task ahead.

He said: “We won’t be underestimating Accrington Stanley because it is a difficult place to go, it’s a tight pitch and the dressing rooms are average to say the least and sometimes it can catch you out.

“”The good thing is we are going there early in the season so there will be no complaints about the pitch.

“They will certainly be up for the game regardless of what side they put out. To go away and beat Southend shows that they are certainly no mugs.”

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