Boss happy after fifith win in six games
Vale boss Micky Adams praised Rob Taylor after the win over Crewe Alexandra after coming in from the cold to slot in at full back in the absence of Carl Dickinson.
He also said a few words in support of midfielder Anthony Griffith who was back to his best after playing on with a n illness in his previous two games.
Adams said: “The game panned out exactly as I thought it would, Crewe came out with a bit of fire in their bellies and took us by surprise, although we passed enough warnings on to the lads in the dressing room.
“We told them they were going to come out strong, you are going to have to move the ball early and if you don’t they are going to be there on top of you.
“We went a goal down but stayed composed and got the equaliser before half time and deserved ly won the second half.
“We were disappointed that we had to change the side. Rob Taylor came in at left back, got a goal and played well, so that was a bit of a gamble.
“We played Jordan Hugill because he gives us a bit more height and when Carl Dickinson is out of the side we do miss a marker, so we gambled with Jordan.
“The substitutes came on and had an impact as well, which is always nice, but we thoroughly deserved it on the second half performance.
“It was a gamble to play Rob Taylor because he’s not played many games but I have looked at him in training recently and he has picked his training up.
“In the last couple of weeks I have seen a difference in him, it might have dawned on him that he is out of contract in the summer and he had better start playing.
“A couple of times he got tested with the pace of Moore, but Moore will do that against anybody. He stood string in the second half and then he was unlucky not to score again at the end and I am really pleased he has got ninety minutes under his belt.
“People love or hate Anthony Griffith, but he is key a lot of the time to what we do, he never hides and I have to say against Shortwood and against Shrewsbury he wasn’t well, so he has done really well.
“I spoke to him on Thursday and said listen, don’t worry about anybody else, just keep listening to me, I know you have not been well the last two games, but I feel there’s a good performance coming from you on Saturday and he has responded.”