Micky looking for a fifth conesecutive away victory
Although Vale have struggled a little in their last two home games, they have won four consecutive games on their travels.
Boss Micky Adams says that has a lot to do with the onus being on the home team to go out and attack, which leaves them vulnerable when Vale get forward quickly.
He says: “When teams play on their home patch they have got to try and play like a home team.
“They have got to try and win the game, they have got to get people forward, they have got to take risks and chances and it leaves space open for us to go and play.
“The attitude of the teams that we play away from home has been to attack us and have a go at us and that quite suits us.
Despite Vale’s impressive away form, the Vale boss is well aware that Vale will face a difficult task in Saturday’s game against fourth placed Exeter City
He said: “They have got a lot of experience in their team – Cureton, Oakley, Doherty, Coles and Pat Baldwin at the back – they have got a lot of experience and players that have played at a higher level.
“I wouldn’t say they are in the twilights of their careers, because that would do them a disservice, but there are a lot of older professionals who know what they are doing.
“I would think that their policy would be to attack us and try to win the game while they have got the joint leading goal scorer in Cureton.
“We have to be mindful of him, particularly in and around the box, and if we can keep him quiet we will do well, because he’s been on fire this season.
“For natural goal scoring ability he is amongst the best in this division. He is always on the move in the box when crosses are coming in and that is the key to his success.
“He tries to get across defenders, he’s got a low centre of gravity so if the ball gets plyed into his feet he is always liable to turn defenders and get his shots away.
“I think if we can keep him quiet, without being disrespectful to the rest of the team, we are halfway to getting a result there.