Micky expecting a really tough game but has done his homework
Vale could possibly clinch promotion with a win at Spotland this weekend, depending on results elsewhere of course, but Micky Adams can’t quite get his head around all of the is, buts and maybes and will instead concentrate on what he does best, preparing his team to play their part at Rochdale.
He said: “It drives you mad trying to work out all of the permutations of what might happen. The real focus is trying to win a game of football and everything else will take care of itself.
“My job is hard enough looking after this club never mind what else is happening at other football clubs and what results they are going to get.
“If I am brutally honest I don’t think it will get resolves on Saturday, but we will see. All we can do is focus on our game against an in-form Rochdale side.”
Micky sent Mark Grew to watch Rochdale beat Southend United on Wednesday night and he came back quite impressed with Vale’s opponents this weekend.
Adams said: “My assistant manager went to watch them on Wednesday night and they were very, very good. He came back in a really positive frame of mind about them and that is worrying.
“But from our point of view, we just want to go there and remain as focussed as we possibly can and try and get the three points.
“You might say Rochdale haven’ got a lot to play for. I don’t know, but I would imagine there are players in their set-up that have contract up at the end of the season and will want to do well to impress their manager.
“We haven’t had an easy game this season and I don’t expect and easy game at Rochdale. You never get an easy game there anyway.
“They started off the season with a different manager, John Coleman, hoping to do well because the previous season they were in League One.
“They haven’t quite achieved all their aims and ambitions this season. They brought in a new manager, Keith Hill, who knows the football club inside out and they will be looking at finishing the season well and then building on that for next season.
“There is a lot on the game, I am not denying that, but all we can do is focus on ourselves.”