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6 November 2012

Gaffer says we have to do things better

Vale boss Micky Adams has played down the importance of tonight’s home game against Rochdale and says all games are of equal importance.

“We never place, at this stage of the season, any more importance on one game than another, they are all the same.” he said.

“At this moment in time our form is a little bit patchy, but we are grinding out results and we may have to remain in that vein until we can get everybody fit or when there is any sort of recruitment at the football club.

“We will get on with it. I have got an honest bunch of lads and we have dusted them down this morning. We obviously made mistakes on Saturday and we have talked about them and we have shown them.

“We have to do things better, for sure, but we are ready for another game of football and I think it is great that it is here at Vale on a Tuesday night – I like the night games especially, and we will be ready for it again.

“Rochdale are a good side. They will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season, I am sure. John Coleman has a philosophy that is very attractive in terms of he wants his teams to pass the ball at all times, particularly from the back.

“But I am sick of talking about how good other teams are, I think we are a good side and I think people should remember that.”

Rochdale have had a tough time since dropping down from League One in the summer, but the Vale boss says they have the right man for the job in John Coleman.

“John Coleman took over a club at Rochdale who were struggling at the time and didn’t manage to steer the ship to safety, but it takes time.

“John has to be given time to do things his way. His philosophy will never change. We saw that with his Accrington Stanley side when he had no money at all.

“John is a manager who I have got a lot of time and respect for. His teams try and play the right way and if he is given time, and I am sure he will be because Rochdale invested a lot of money in him, he will get it right.

“Let’s hope they have an off-day on Tuesday night and everybody is talking about us, rather than how good Rochdale were.”

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