Gaffer targets seventy points for the weekend
Micky Adams was obviously relieved after Vale go back to winning ways with a two-nil victory over York City at Bootham Crescent on Saturday and was full of praise for his players.
The Vale boss said: “I am pleased more the people that matter, the supporters, and I am pleased for my players because they have had a tough time of it – it was a real battling performance.
“Three points is massive at any level, but at our current situation it is more relief than anything.
“We worked hard on a difficult surface and I thought we did all the right things at all the right times.
“We got two good goals and we could have added to that. Lee Hughes missing and the penalty, obviously, so it could have been more comfortable, but I think there was a real resolve about the squad.
“I think the events of the last few weeks and few days happen, and it has brought us all together and that is a big result for everyone.
“Some of the players who played were outstanding, Griffith and Birchall in the middle of the park were outstanding and Rob Taylor came in and did a sterling job at left back, so every credit to them, every one of them put a shift in.
“The fans were magnificent, we had fantastic support and there was a real determination from the squad to do well.
“Let’s bring the games on now. It’s a massive game now next Saturday, probably one of the biggest of our season.
“People will expect us to win but it is never as easy as that and with our results at home some people are not quite as confident as they should be, but I am hoping that today will kick start us again.
“We reallise the importance of these last seven games and it starts next Saturday with Aldershot. It’s a cup final, we have got to approach it in that manner.
“The quicker we get to seventy points the better, it would be a be a big psychological boost for us to do so and if we can do that on Saturday it would be great.”