Defender just happy to wear the shirt
Carl Dickinson slotted in at centre half on Saturday in Vale’s one-nil defeat of Walsall and says he is happy to play wherever boss Micky Adams wants him to play.
Dickinson has become a firm crowd favourite since joining the club last summer and he says all he wants to do is play football, no matter what position he is asked to play.
He said: “At the end of the day I just want to play football and wherever the gaffer wants to put me it is up to me to make sure I do my job and do my job for the rest of the team.
“I kind of expected not to play on Tuesday (against Crawley) but it has taught me a lesson.
“I don’t like sitting on the bench but at the end of the day the gaffer is the one that picks the team and I have got to take that on the chin, make sure I work hard and hopefully I have given him a bit of a headache for the next game.”
The two home wins in the space of five days have seen the play-offs mentioned once again in some quarters and whilst that is obviously a big ask, Vale will be attempting to win each of their final five games and see where I takes them.
Dickinson said: “We go into games trying to win every game and when it comes to that last day of the season wherever we finish is where we deserve to be.
“If you had told anyone Port Vale would be in the top ten at the end of the season they would have snapped your hand off.
“It is down to everyone that works here and I don’t mean just the gaffer and the coaches, it is down to everyone from the kit man and everybody else here.
“Come the end of the season I think we can look back at this and say it has been a successful one.”