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Hugill gets a mention

18 November 2013

Gaffer speaks highly of young striker

Vale boss Micky Adams doesn’t like singling out players for special praise but he made an exception after the win against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

Jordan Hugill was the talk of the town following his stoppage time strike at the weekend and although you could see it didn’t sit easy with the boss, he spoke highly of the young striker.

He said: “I have sat and watched people discover young talent before and thought ‘where are these gems?’ but I think we have unearthed one at long last at Port Vale.

“I’m loathed to blow too much smoke up him, but he has got talent – he wants to be a footballer and all the raw ingredients are there for him.

“We will nurture him the best we can. He’s shown he can finish, he did that at Gateshead, he’s shown us, the staff here, that he wants to learn and work as hard as he possibly can to achieve all of his goals and his ambitions and as I said before, the raw materials are there.

“I was pleased for him because his mum and dad were down and hopefully that will kick start his career in terms of goals, but as I said before, it is nice that we have unearthed one for a change.

“George Foster takes a lot of credit for this, and our scout up in the north east region because they have unearthed him. He is still raw in a lot of things he does, but the raw potential is there.

“He can achieve what he wants to achieve and we will help and guide him as much as we can.”

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