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Page urges caution

10 December 2013

Rob page says nobody is getting carried away

Rob Page says nobody is getting carried away with Vale’s recent run of form and even though a win on Saturday against Stevenage would see the Valiants’ best run of form – eight wins in ten games – since the 1993-94 season, nobody is taking any notice of statistics..

He said: “We are not getting carried away with things, I don’t want to come across as though I am putting a dampener on things but we have got to keep our feet on the floor and realise where we have come from in such a short space of time.

“As much as we are pleased with the way things are panning out, we don’t want to get carried away and get our heads in the clouds.

“The boys won’t do that and the manager won’t allow them to do that. We are pleased with our league form and we are pleased with the Cup run, but that’s it.

“It’s another game on Saturday and we will prepare exactly as we have done for the first game of the season, nothing changes.”

"Although the team has done well in recent games and the fans may have started talking about the possibility of reaching the play-offs, it is something that is never mentioned within the club.

Page continued: “How much of it the players take in from what the fans are saying, only they can control that, but when we are on the training pitch it is not mentioned, we don’t talk about it.

“We take each game as it comes, I know it sounds cheesy but that’s the facts, we have never sat down as a group of staff or as a group with the players and said ‘this is our target’.

“When you look at where we have been in the last two years, where we have come from with the group of players we have got and how they have stayed loyal to us and how we have got the best out of them, that’s what we are all about.

“It’s a club that’s never had money in abundance to go and spend so what the manager and the staff have achieved in two years in commendable and we are slowly building on that.”

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