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Grew hints at changes

10 April 2014

Will the gaffer freshen things up for Saturday

Mark Grew says Vale could make changes for the trip to Meadow Lane this weekend, despite Vale winning to games on the bounce.

The manager has kept the same side on many occasions over the course of the season, but now Vale are safe he wants to take a closer look at some of his players.

Grew said: “The gaffer said after the last couple of games that he is going to freshen it up so don’t get too disappointed if you are left out on Saturday.

“He obviously wants to look at the players who are the fringes as well who he probably hasn’t seen a lot of in the first team this year so maybe there will be changes on Saturday.

“I have watched Notts County two or three times in the last couple of months. I watched them at Tranmere and they probably should have won the game.

“They missed a penalty and missed chances and they got bet three-two and that sometimes happens when you are down at the bottom of the league.

“But they have got some good players and we have had some good reports over the last couple of weeks about them so if we go there thinking we have just got to turn up, we will be in for a shock.

“Campbell-Ryce is a handful on the wing, he is a little five foot eight lad but very pacey – Sheenan is a great free-kick specialist, who scored against Tranmere with a great free kick.

“They have got some good players in there, but it has been a hard learning process for Shaun (Derry)but he is going to learn from this and sometimes you become strong as a manager.

“The gaffer has said on numerous occasions this season, we are not good enough to think we can just turn up, everyone has to be firing on all cylinders.

“We can’t afford o be three players short wherever we play and especially where somebody is fighting for their lives – and they are.

“We are going to try to amass as many points as we can and if we can win all five games it will be great. I know it is a hard thing to do, but we are going to try anyway.”

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