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25 January 2013

Bodd says his side have got character

Micky Adams had some harsh words for his players in the dressing room at half time last night after Vale’s disappointing first half display.

It seemed to have a good effect on the team in the second half, in which they bossed affairs, and in the end Vale were unfortunate not to get all three points.

“We got off to a bad start and I said to them at half time ‘you look to me in the first fifteen minutes like you are strutting around like peacocks’. Adams said after the game:

“There was no tempo to the game and the warnings were there because I felt that Wimbledon because they were live on Sky and battling for their lives.

“They h ad few decent results recently would come out quite fast. We needed to keep them quiet and unfortunately we gave them a little bit of impetuous.

“We go a goal down and then two goals down with a penalty which d I’ve got no complaints about that, I thought it was clear shirt pull.

“Then we got a lifeline with Daniel Jones’ goal on half time which was a killer blow for them and it gave us a little bit of a lift.

“We have got character, there’s no doubt about that, we have got players that are used to winning games of football and we have done so this season.

“To get any result away from home you need character and we showed that. In the second half we were the better side by far.

“We were kicking in at one stage and we just needed the ball to fall for us and unfortunately it didn’t do so. The was only one team that was going to score in the second half.”

New boy Daniel Jones slotted in well and was a constant threat when he attacked down the left flank and he struck a fantastic goal to get Vale back in the game following Wimbledon’s second goal.

The manager felt he was vindicated in changing a winning side for the second game in a row and showed he is not afraid to make decisions that he feels are necessary for the good of the team.

“I thought he was composed. He obviously took his time to get into the system – he’s not used to the way we play – I give the full backs a lot of freedom to play when we have got the ball and he’ll get used to it.

“He’s only had a couple of training sessions with us but I felt that he acquitted himself very, very well. He certainly got forward well and delivered some great balls into the box.”

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