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MICKY TO LIGHT THE TOUCH PAPER

19 April 2013

Micky will do everything he can, then it is up to the players

Vale Park has been buzzing all week, with queues outside the Ticket Office and inside the Club Shop and Micky Adams and the players are well aware that expectations are high going into Saturday’s game against Northampton Town.

Micky said: ”I don’t think there is any doubt about the enormity of it and everything that is a stake with it, I think we are all aware of that, but it is nice to see.

“We are all in the game for a level of success and can’t always get it, but we have got the chance to create a little bit of history.

“I certainly don’t detect any nervousness or apprehension from the boys, they have gone on and done the work this week and we have kept training as normal as we possibly can.

“But they have arrived at the ground for training and seen the queues for the tickets, they read the papers and listen to the radio I suppose and they know what is at stake.

“In many ways it is easy for me. All I have got to do is make sure that they are aware of Northampton’s strengths and weaknesses, as per normal, and light the touch paper at ten to three on Saturday and leave the rest to them.

“I am sure they will be inspired by the crowd that they see on Saturday. If they thought the atmosphere was great against Burton Albion, I think this will surpass it.

“As a professional footballer these are the days that you aspire to and they have got a fantastic opportunity to create a bit of history.

“We are a million miles from securing promotion at the moment and I say that because I am respectful of the threat that Northampton possess, as I am with most teams thet we have played this season, we don’t treat anybody lightly.

“I think it is an easy on for Aidy Boothroyd. If we were in their shoes we would say, they are expecting a party, let’s go and spoil it.

“With the greatest respect to Northampton, we know what we have got to do and I hope that inspires us to great things on Saturday.

“We are determined to get the job done. If we don’t do it on Saturday, the beauty of the points total and the goal difference we have got is, if we don’t do it Saturday we have got a second bite at it next week at Wycombe.

“I am sure there will be lots of permutations happening as the minutes tick by on Saturday. A lot of the clubs around us have got difficult games so there will be ups and downs.

“I am sure everybody will be keeping me aware of what other teams are doing, but if we win the game, it doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing.”


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