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28 January 2013

Vale management team is not expecting any easy games

With Vale having no match at the weekend following their Thursday night match against AFC Wimbledon, Assistant Manager Mark Grew took the opportunity to watch Barnet play at Burton Albion.

Barnet are the opponents in our next away fixture and Grew was well impressed with what he saw and is expecting a few tough games between now and the and of the season.

He said: “Some of the results went for us at the weekend with Gillingham drawing and Rotherham getting beaten but it still comes down to what we do ourselves.

“We have got some difficult games coming up but they are winnable games. On saying that, we will just take it one step at a time. 

“”Sometimes it is worse when you play sides near to the bottom because they are battling for their lives. You only have to look at Wimbledon, who put a good show on against us the other night and put us under pressure.

“From what I saw of Barnet against Burton Albion on Saturday it backs up what I have said before. Barnet were very unfortunate to get beaten by Burton. They played some decent stuff and looked well organised."

Before we take on Barnet we have two home matches to play, the first being this Saturday’s encounter with Accrington Stanley – a team who beat us at their place back in August.

Grew said: “We had Accrington Stanley watched at Plymouth - they got a good point there on Saturday. There will be no easy games from now.

“Our preparation is going to be spot on and hopefully we will be back on grass for the rest of the week now - that has been a hindrance over the last couple of weeks, so it will be nice to get back on grass.

“We had the lads in on Friday morning and did a warm down with the boys who played at Wimbledon and we gave the other lads a thoroughly good work out because we knew the snow was coming.

“They have had the weekend off, but they have worked really hard today and we will be pushing on all week.”

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