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Gaffer following Rotherham defeat

22 April 2014

Micky hoping to rally his troops for Friday's game

Vale boss Micky Adams wasn’t too happy following his side’s defeat at the New York Stadium on Easter Monday, and believes his side could have got something from the game.

the game and we haven’t got that, so that is disappointing from our point of view.Speaking after the game he said: "We have to feel disappointed. There was a lot of effort, a lot of application, everybody put a shift in, but when you are against 10 men you expect to get at least something out of

“We lost another centre half out there and we are down to the bare bones. The thing about Rotherham is, they went down to ten men, they took two players off and put another two on and then they put Revell on, so they showed their strength in their squad.

“We didn’t have that and we have not had that for a while now and the end of the season can’t come soon enough. Ryan Lloyd went to left back, which is unfamiliar to him, but he tried his best.

“I think if anything disappointed me today it was our forward play, particularly in the second half. I thought that we lacked that cutting edge, dwelt on the ball when there was better options for us.

that was disappointing from our point of view. “But for the two saves at the end when we hit the post, we haven’t really troubled the goalkeeper, so

“Jordan Hugill started another game today and I was a real sterling effort from him but he was really, really tired and you could see that in his game.

“The one thing he needs to work on is his fitness, but he has had more minutes on the pitch and he will learn from the experience, as will a lot of the youngsters.

“We have got a game on Friday, we have got to rally the troops and we will have an injury count-up and see what sort of side we can put out against Sheffield United.”

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