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PRE-MATCH CHAT

24 August 2012

A look ahead to our match against Morecambe on Saturday

Vale travel to Morecambe this weekend hoping to improve on season’s poor display when they managed a 0-0 draw in a game hampered by the poor conditions.

They struggled to get things going at a wind-swept Globe Arena towards the back end of last season, but will be hoping to replicate their second half display at Accrington on Tuesday night – but with goals to show for it.

Vale boss Micky Adams has been pleased with the performances so far and doesn’t expect the league to settle down until after ten to fifteen games in.

He is putting no pressure on his team to get early results, but says he expects them to learn lessons from Tuesday night.

Vale have never beaten Morcambe away from home in the league – their only victory came at Christie Park in a 2-0 FA Cup victory back in 2007.

A good away performance – and a positive result – would be a huge boost to the club, given all the off the field goings on over the past few months and there is no reason why, with the right approach, Vale can’t achieve just that.

The Shrimps have brought in striker Richard Brodie, who was at York City under Martin Foyle. He is on loan from Fleetwood and has started each of Morecambe’s three opening fixtures, ironically netting against York in midweek.

Morcambe drew that game 2-2 at the Globe Arena, after beating Blackpool at Bloomfield Road in the Capital One Cup and winning their opening league fixture away to Exeter City.

With the return to fitness of both Gareth Owen and long term absentee Rob Taylor, Micky Adams has a full squad to choose from, apart from Lewis Haldane.

If you intend to travel to Morecambe for the match, perhaps you may be interested in our travel pack here.

If you can’t get to the game, make sure you listen to full match commentary on Valiant Player, courtesy of Radio Stoke.

You can also get match updates on Twitter - @OfficialPVFC

 

 


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