Winger aiming for first-team run
Vale winger Kaid Mohamed is determined to remain in manager Micky Adams’ first-team after starting his first match for Vale in the 2-1 win over Bradford City.
Mohamed, who joined from Cheltenham Town this summer was Adams’ first signing and the winger believes he can force his way into the starting-line up again when Vale travel to Oldham Athletic this Saturday (3pm).
Mohamed said: “Nobody likes being on the bench it’s more or less just about waiting for your chance and then obviously just taking it.
“I thought I did well during the 90 minutes, I think I need a few games to get up to match fitness.
“I am feeling fit but playing games makes you feel sharper, I am just glad to be in the team, winning and getting three points.
“I think I can give a lot more, it was my first game, I was a little bit nervy but you want to get into it and do the right things.”
Vale travel to Oldham Athletic after recording their first win of the season last weekend and Mohamed is now concentrating on bringing his attributes to the Vale team.
“I’m excited to be playing and I can’t wait to be playing on Saturday again.
“I try and bring energy, every time I get the ball I am looking to create something and get forward.
“The gaffer wants me to be positive and just get at defenders and just cause problems really,” he told Valiant Player.
Despite winning their first game of the campaign Mohamed is fully aware that Adams could change his starting 11 for Saturday’s away trip.
“It is always nice to play and win but you’ve got to work hard in training during the week, hopefully I can keep my place at Oldham.
“The gaffer wants more crosses in the box hopefully I can work on that this season.”
New signing Mohamed reckons he has now settled into life at Vale Park and believes the pre-season trip to Ireland did him the world of good.
He explained: “It is always hard coming into a club, I think I knew one or two players, the Ireland trip did me good, meeting people and getting to know them.
“I’ve settled now, I’ve got my place up here now and hopefully I can get a few games in the team and crack on with it.”
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