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20 March 2013

Gaffer has kept spirits high in recent weeks

Striker Lee Hughes praised the efforts of boss Micky Adams as Vale go into their final seven games of the season after Micky Adams had kept the players’ heads up following the recent ‘mini-crisis’.

The former Notts County man said: “The manager has been trying to keep the spirits high and that’s what we did at York. We listened to him and you could see that out on the pitch from the first whistle.

“We won most of the challenges and got stuck in. The pitch wasn’t the best, but we managed to grind out a result and it was a good performance.”

Despite some people getting a bit ‘jittery’ in recent weeks, the whole squad has kept faith in their ability to turn things around, believing their dip in form to be just that, a blip which would not hold them back.

Hughes - who has hit six goals in twelve appearances since joining Vale in January - continued: “We have never stopped believing.

“There is always going to be a blip in the season, you always get it. I have been promoted twice and you always have that little blip and hopefully we have turned the corner.”

Vale are looking to take advantage of any dip in confidence Saturday’s opponents Aldershot, who occupy bottom place in League Two, may be suffering, though obviously nobody at the club will be taking anything for granted.

“If we can get the next win that will be two on the bounce and then try to get a bit of a run together and up there.

“We’ve got seven games left and every one is a cup final for us. We’ve got to all stick together, get out there and give the same performance we did last Saturday.”

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