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GRIFFITH STUCK IN TICKET QUEUE

19 April 2013

Midfielder excited about last home match

Vale midfielder Anthony Griffith has joked that he was nearly late for training after getting stuck in traffic behind Vale fans queuing to purchase the remaining Northampton tickets. 

He said: “I thought I was going to be late this morning with all the queueing, it was good to see.

“It's exciting to see them flooding the gates and coming in.

“It's a good buzz around the town.”

The 26-year-old midfielder has paid tribute to the ever-present away support that have followed Vale this season. Last weekend saw more Vale supporters at the Spotland Stadium than Rochdale supporters and Griffith can't wait to see a large crowd on Saturday.

The Vale midfielder said: “It's a mouth-watering game, we've had a couple of them this season so far.

“The away fans have been brilliant as well as the home, the Burton Albion game was fantastic as well as the games that have been away.”

He added: “This one is obviously going to be a big game, last game of the season at home. 

“Hopefully we can push on, it's going to be a tough game.

“They're going to want to come and upset the apple-cart and keep their promotion chances alive as well.”

The Montserrat international believes his decision to come back to the club has paid off and has thanked manager Micky Adams for giving him the chance. 

“The worth-ethic of the team and the spirit of the team as well and the way it is set up with the manager being here.

“I think it is a good environment and I've got my family here as well which is important,” Griffith said. 

“I've really enjoyed it and I'm thankful to Mick Adams for giving me that call because I wasn't at a good place at the time so I was really thankful for the call to come back and play.”

Since re-joining in March Griffith has made nine league appearances and has now regained the match-fitness he has been craving. 

“My fitness wasn't there but he (Micky Adams) stuck by me and he told me to keep going and your fitness will come which I was very pleased about.

“I was getting frustrated with myself because I wasn't fit, I was playing games and not fulfilling the potential that I had, I've now got the fitness level I want,” said Griffith.



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