Micky has faith in his players to do the business
Vale go looking for a fourth successive home victory when they face Morecambe on Saturday afternoon, but Micky Adams warns of a difficult fixture here at Vale Park.
The Vale boss said: “We only have to look back to last season - that is a wake-up call for everybody. They played particularly well and started the season well and they beat us comfortably.
“I think the scoreline flattered them slightly, because they got goals late on in the game, but the nucleus of the squad they had last season is still there.
“The manager will drive them on, he’ll want to put one over on us and I thought whilst we had a comfortable away win back in August, it wasn’t as comfortable as some people thought.
“With the likes of Ellsion, Alessandro, Will Haining, McCready and Drummond, they have got a lot of experience at this level.
“They are a big, strong powerful unit and we will have to find ways of breaking them down, but remain focused with our defending and make sure we don’t switch off.
“Jim Bentley has done a good job there. I presume they haven’t got the biggest of budgets, but they still remain competitive and that is what you would expect from a team that Jim Bentley runs.”
Although Vale have on the odd occasion found it a bit more difficult to break teams down, Micky feels they are now better equipped and he has no worries about his players’ ability when things are going against them.
“I have never doubted the quality of my players. Teams would find a way to stifle us and keep us quiet, but just recently we have found different ways of opening them up and we have got our rewards for that.”