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Micky Adams post-match

2 April 2014

Boss admits we rode our luck at times

Micky Adams admits Vale had fortune on their side last night against a decent Crawley outfit, but says things even themselves out throughout the season.

He said: “There is no doubt at all that Crawley had the better chances and we have got away with one,, but I will take that because I can remember on a few occasions this season where I felt we had been the better side and had the better chances and not had the luck we deserved, so over the course of the season it evens itself out.

“We were too open and too expensive and you can’t afford that. They had their two wide players wheeling inside, making it four against our two in there and we needed to get closer to them.

“Too often we got sucked out of central defensive areas and they exploited that as well, so we had a few things to talk about at half time, but luckily for us I thought we had a great response from the players.

“We got further up the pitch, looked for the two wide players coming inside and coped better because we were narrower and it suited us better, it gave us a platform for the game and it also gave our back four a rest as well.

“I felt that we would get chances. I don’t think that it was matter of us trying to keep them out, they looked sharper than us tonight, particularly in the first half.

“John (Gregory) was saying on the touchline, ‘we should be five up already’, but that’s John. I am sure he will feel disappointed that he has come out of the game with nothing, but as I have said before, luck evens itself out during the course of the season and we have had a bit of luck there.

“We now have fifty-four points and I am pleased with that. We can relax a little bit now, we are safe I think for this season at least and they can look forward to next season.”

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