Micky looking forward to Saturday's game at the Priestfield Stadium
Vale boss Micky Adams is expecting an attacking game as the top two go head to head at the Priestfield Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but sees no reason why Vale can’t come away with maximum points.
The manager describes Gillingham as the best side Vale have faced so far this season following their impressive two-nil victory at Vale Park back in September, but will go into the game in a confident mood.
He said: “I am expecting to see two teams going for it. I don’t see Martin (Allen) being negative at all. Like us probably their best results have come away from home.
“I don’t know why that would be, because when we played them earlier on in the season they were the best team we have faced.
“They have got competition for places in all areas and have some dangerous players if you let them play and he is adding to the squad on what seems like a daily basis.
“There will be a decent crowd at a place I enjoy going to. It will be good to see my family, but at the end of the day all I really want is three points.
“We would like to continue with the form that we showed last week when we were comfortable winners against Plymouth.”
Despite that victory last weekend, Adams is aware that Vale face a very different game this weekend against a side that are League One leaders for a reason.
He added: “I don’t think we will have it all our own way on Saturday and I think there will be times when we will be under the cosh.
“We have got to be resolute and defend well and that’s not something we have necessarily done all of the time, but we know on any given day our front four can cause teams problems and we hope they will be on form.
“We will go down there in a positive frame of mind, but at the end of the day it is just three points, because nothing will be decided.
“It would be nice to go down there, beat them and go top, that’s obviously the aim, and I am sure they will be saying if they beat us it’s a five point gap and a game in hand.
“We are looking at a potential eight points there for them, so there is a lot to play for, for both sides.”