Vale top of the league, but there's a long way to go
Vale went top of League Two after their win against Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium on Saturday, but boss Micky Adams has warned that it could become even more difficult now.
The Vale boss said: “It is doubly hard now - we are there to be shot at. We have experienced it before and certainly in my first spell at the club we didn’t handle it too well.
“As I said to the boys after the game, ‘don’t get carried away, it is only three points, but you have shown to can compete with the best and what you have got to do now is redouble your efforts because you are there to be shot at like Gillingham were’.
“We have got Bradford next and that is as hard a game as we could possibly get and I am sure they will want to knock us off our perch.”
With nineteen games to go, promotion is a long, long way away and Micky and the lads are aware that there is still an awful lot of hard work to be done.
Adams said: “We can’t start looking at promotion until we have got enough points to take us over the line. We are not there yet, we are a million miles away from it.
“But we have given ourselves a great opportunity to be successful this season. I’m not saying that we will be, but the platform is there for us to build on.
“We have got nineteen games to go and we have got to get as many points as we can. We are over that magical fifty-point mark in January and that is really, really pleasing for me.
January is fantastic.th“I think if you are going to be successful, how quickly you get to fifty points is a real marker for you and for us to achieve that by 12
“We have shown once again that away from home we are more than capable of getting results, but we have to keep reminding ourselves of how we have actually got them.
“All the principles and disciplines that you need to get results away from home, we have applied them at Gillingham, but as I said, it is just three points.”