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Boss expecting backlash

15 November 2013

Shrewsbury still reeling from Cup exit

Vale boss Micky Adams is expecting Saturday’s visitors Shrewsbury Town to come out with something to prove after their disappointing

“Having watched their last performance I would expect them to come out with a little bit to prove. I watched the in the Cup game and even Graham (Turner) has come out and said he was disappointed with their performance.

“It’s not for me to comment on what I thought of their performance, but certainly had I been their manager I would have been disappointed as well.

“I am sure they are wounded after the performance at Walsall and they will want to show a few doubters that they are a decent side.

“It’s supposedly a local derby, although I can’t get my head around the fact that it’s an hour away.

“But it’s a local derby and hopefully there will be a decent crowd and it should be a cracking game.

“It’s always an occasion, particularly when we go to their place, because the Vale always travel in numbers.

“But I can remember a couple of years ago when we had seven or eight thousand in the ground for a night game – it was a big occasion and we happened to win that game one-nil.

“I know how important it is to the supporters of Port Vale to try and beat Shrewsbury and I am sure Graham will be emphasising that to his boys as well.

“For Shrewsbury to be where they are is testament to a good management partnership in Graham Turner and John Trewick.

“I don’t know, but I would imagine that they at the low end of budgets, so for them to survive in League One any year would be success, I would think. That doesn’t go down too well with your supporters when you point out facts like that.”

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