Micky happy with last night's performance
Boss Micky Adams surprised a few people last night by putting out the same side that had started on Saturday against Torquay United as he had been expected to bring in one or two players who haven’t yet started this season.
He explained his decision after the match and judging by both the result and the performance, his decision was vindicated.
He said: “In terms of team selection, we decided to go for the boys that are playing well at the moment as a unit.
“The debate was, if it was a League game would we have kept the same side and the answer to that was yes, so we decided to go with it.
“We have got competition for places, there are some people who are itching for a game sat on the bench and can’t get in the team at the moment, but I think our decision has been justified.
Vale supporters were pleased with not only the result, but the performance too, against a side unbeaten before last night and who currently sit on top of League One.
“At times we looked very good, but let’s not kid ourselves, that wasn’t the best Tranmere side you will ever see, but I am sure Ronnie Moore will be a little bit disappointed.
“They are a different proposition with Akpa Akpro and Robinson and people like that and the fact they are top of First Division at the moment speaks volumes for them, but we can only beat what is in front of us.
Despite the two goals coming in the second half of the game, the manager was happy with the first half performance and felt Vale could have led at the interval.
“I was pleased at half time at nil-nil. I thought we had been the better team in the first half in terms of chances created – their ‘keeper made a couple of good saves.
“I thought we got a little bit sloppy and picked up a couple of stupid bookings, so there are aspects of the game we will have to cut out, but generally I thought our football was good and our enthusiasm for the game was good.
“We closed them down quickly because they still had some good players out there and generally we put in a decent team performance.”