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28 March 2013

"It has all the ingredients for a good game of football.”

Mark Grew is looking forward to the challenge Vale face when they come up against fellow promotion contenders Cheltenham Town here at Vale Park on Friday afternoon (3,00pm kick off.

Vale follow that with an Easter Monday trip to Chesterfield, and with both Burton Albion and Northampton Town due to face Vale at vale park, the business end of the season is getting quite interesting.

Grew said: “The three big games we have got coming up are going to have a big say at the end of the season, so we have just got to do what we can do and Friday is going to be a big indication of what’s going to happen.

“”It is important they get something as well, so I don’t think Mark Yates will change his formation, I think he is going to come here and be positive, like he always is.

“We always have good games against Cheltenham, they are well organised and disciplined and good off set-pieces, so we know we have got a battle on.

“We are going to prepare and do things that are right for us and they are going to worry about us being the home team.

“Mark Yates is a good manager and he has proved that over the years wherever he has been. He was successful at Kidderminster, he is well organised and professional and I have got a lot of time for him.

“What he has done at Cheltenham is not easy because you don’t get massive crowds there and he has got a small budget, so all credit to him.

“You look at the midfield with Marlon Pack and Russell Penn, they are always very competitive and Michael Hector at the back is big and strong.

“You look at the squad and the people he has brought in fit in well and we are looking forward to it.

“We would rather be playing people around us than teams sitting mid-table who probably come here and just sit in and defend, so it has all the ingredients for a good game of football.”

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