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24 August 2012

Micky yet to play his best side

Micky Adams today revealed he is still to play what he considers to be his best side, but is pleased with performances so far at this early stage of the season.

He said: “We have seen two decent performances so if can continue to play with the sort of freedom we have shown and just cut out the basic defensive errors we’ll be okay.

“I wouldn’t say I have picked my best side yet - we are seeing people come back from injury.

“Rob Taylor is back in the squad on Saturday, as is Gareth Owen, so it gives me a bit of food for thought, but the performances have been very pleasing, so I don’t think I will be tinkering with it too much.

“We’ve got a limited squad in terms of numbers so it is important that everybody’s fit and the treatment room is reasonably bare at the moment.”

The Gaffer expects a difficult game against Morecambe on Saturday and he knows the Shrimps’ boss Jim Bentley will have his side well prepared for their match against the Vale.

Adams said: “They are hard-working. I don’t think I have had an easy game against Morecambe since Jim has been there.

“They are well organised, well drilled, and they have got some decent players there as well, so to get anything there we have got to go and perform.

“We went up there at the end of last season and scraped a nil-nil and we were very fortunate. We will have to play a lot better than we did that day.

“We don’t want to be putting pressure on the players to get results this early in the season. They’ll find their feet - most teams will find their feet.

“We’ve got some good games coming up that we can all look forward to. We need an away performance in terms of, not the way we play, but certainly grinding out a result.

“Hopefully we have learned a few lessons from the other night – not big lessons because we played particularly well, but certainly we will have to tighten up on a few things.

“The stats for an away team were extraordinary really. I thought we started the game particularly well and Accrington put us on the back foot and caused us problems from corners.

“But to spend the majority of the second half camped in their half was a great achievement, without putting the finishing touches to it.”

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