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PRE-MATCH CHAT GILLINGHAM

21 September 2012

Make sure you get behind the lads on Saturday

Although Saturday’s match between the Vale and Gillingham has been rightly billed as a ‘top of the table’ clash, players and staff at Port Vale have been playing it down as just another game.

Looking at the league table, it certainly is a big clash, but taking it into perspective, Micky Adams is perfectly correct when he says it is just another three points.

The fact that Vale are the country’s top goal scorers has been well documented – as has Gillingham’s impressive defensive record and the fact they are still unbeaten in League Two this season.

Vale’s result and performance at Fleetwood on Tuesday has whetted the appetites of Vale supporters, whether or not they were at the Highbury Stadium to witness the events unfolding on the night.

With thirteen goals in their last three games, Vale will do well to keep that sort of run going, but supporters will settle for another entertaining match here at Vale Park, with hopefully a positive result for the Valiants.

Micky Adams may well name an unchanged starting eleven for the ninth consecutive match. Skipper Doug Loft required five stitches in a shin injury on Tuesday night but is expected to play.

Gillingham have won their last three matches and will hold no fears coming from Kent to Vale Park and manager Martin Allen will make sure his side are well-prepared for the game.

Micky Adams yesterday revealed his daughter still lives in Gillingham and in fact is a season ticket holder at the Priestfield Stadium, so there may be divided loyalties tomorrow afternoon.

Whichever way it goes, the game promises to be an intriguing affair and hopefully the prospect of second versus first will be enough to see Vale supporters coming through the turnstiles in their numbers.

The Vale boss again praised the supporters yesterday following their terrific vocal support on Tuesday night.

The fans have certainly made a difference this season and they can play their part again on Saturday.

Don’t forget, if you can’t make it to the game, listen to full match commentary on Valiant Player.

Alternatively, if you follow us on Twitter - @OfficialPVFC -  you can get regular match updates.



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