Gaffer remaining tight-lipped for now
Micky Adams says Vale will go looking for a win against Crawley Town this evening and he intends to attack right from the start.
“They have actually spent money this season for the first time - £300,000 on Emil Sinclair, so that’s another centre forward that we have to keep quiet if we possibly can, because on Saturday he scored a goal that won them the game. He said:
“They have got a good system of play that suits the players they have got and a decent young manager, so I am looking forward to it – I am looking for a response from my players though, rather than worrying about Crawley.
“It’s always a difficult task when you go down to ten men and you are losing a game of football, but we kept two players up top on Saturday because we felt that was the best way we could possibly get back into the game.
“I think other people might have gone 4-4-1, we went 4-3-2 because we felt that the best way to get back into the game was to attack them the best we could.
“It will be eleven versus eleven on Tuesday night and we will go there to attack and to try to score goals.”
Despite playing away on Saturday and then having to travel such a distance for a midweek fixture immediately afterwards, Adams refuse to look for excuses.
He said: We have given them a longer period of rest between Saturday and training on Monday afternoon. We had to be careful about the amount of work we did on Monday afternoon, but no excuses.
“That’s part of the modern game, travelling as far north as Sheffield and then as far south as Crawley.
“We don’t want to make excuses that it is an awful long way to travel. If we lose on Tuesday night it will be because they are better than us.
“I am going to make changes for the game. We played seventy minutes with ten men on Saturday, so we will alter it accordingly and I might bring a surprise.”