Micky happy with the workout against Alfreton Town
Micky Adams was more concerned about players getting through a ninety minute workout than the performance, or indeed the result at Alfreton and was pleased his players appeared to come through the game without any injury concerns.
the game unscathed, so all in all it was a good workout. The Vale boss said: “We’ve got through the game, got a few players back from injury and everybody looks to have come through
“I thought we defended well, certainly from set-pieces. Anything that was thrown into our box we defended well, so there’s a little positive there to take out of it.”
New signing Carl Dickinson started the game at left back, but the manager switched things around in the second half and the former Watford man look equally at home playing the heart of the Vale defence.
Micky explained: “The plan was to see how the game went, but we wanted to play him at left back and at centre half as well so that he is accustomed to whatever position that we pick him in.
“I am glad pre-season is out of the way. In terms of preparation, we are not quite there yet but we’ll sharpen training up next week.
“We have done no attacking set-pieces at all because we don’t want to show the opposition what we are capable of doing from set-pieces, although we have scored a goal from one today.
“That was purely a fluke – we haven’t worked on it, but it just goes to show, if you get a good delivery into the box, we have got players who will attack the ball.
“We’ll just do a bit of fine tuning now and make sure we get everybody back onto the training ground.
“Hopefully Daniel Jones is not too far away and as I said, we will just fine tune the training and make sure everybody is fit and available for next week.”