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Vale not expecting easy ride

14 August 2013

Mark Grew knows the Bantams will cause problems

Mark Grew says Vale must put last Saturday’s defeat against Colchester United behind them and concentrate on what is coming up next, the visit of Bradford City. 

He said: “We don’t dwell on things, that’s gone, it’s history now. It is all about what we do this week in training and we have been working the lads hard.

“We can’t do anything about what happened at Colchester last Saturday, we have got to be positive about the Bradford game this Saturday.

“We have got to get a formula back no to get a win under our belts and we know that Saturday’s game is a big one for us.

“They will be coming here full of confidence and we want to get a win under our belts to get that confidence back again.”

they face Vale here at Vale Park after three epic battles between the two sides last season. Grew is well aware of the problems are likely to cause when

He says: “We played them three times last season. We won at their place, they won here in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and we drew here in the League and it is always a tight game against them.

“They didn’t get through to the final in a major competition and be a poor side. To play how many games they played last year and get promoted is credit to Phil Parkinson and his backroom staff.”

Vale’s Assistant Manager is expecting the Bantams to play in a similar way to that which brought them success last term, but warns that won’t make things any easier.

He continued:“Basically they play the same formation, four-four-two and they have the same back four, with Jones and Doyle in midfield, and Hanson and Wells up front.

“Hanson will always cause problems and obviously Wells feeds off him with his pace, so they are handful for anybody, but I am more concerned with what we do rather than what they do.

“There’s not a lot of change, but it was successful last year for them and they have started very well this season. Results breed confidence and they are going to come here full of confidence.”

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