Griff keen to keep up the winning streak
Midfielder Anthony Griffith has missed out on the last couple of game, having to settle for a place on the Vale bench, but that’s not to say he or his team mates have had it easy in training.
The team may have accumulated enough points to be safe from the drop, but there has been no let-up whatsoever as the manager drives his players on regardless.
Micky Adams is determined Vale’s season does not peter out and demands one hundred per cent determination and professionalism from his squad.
After a particularly tough session yesterday, Griffth said: “There are not going to be a lot of teams at this stage of the season who will still be training to the intensity that we are, and I am not saying it is a bad thing at all, because I don’t mind doing intense training.
“It puts a lot of stress on the players’ legs and bodies, but we are coping well, we are doing fine. We are used to it and I suppose we are immune to it and we have adapted to it since Micky Adams has been in charge.”
Vale travel to Meadow Lane on Saturday
“They played us here at our place and I thought they were fantastic. Considering where they were in the table, I thought they were one of the best teams we have played against this season.
“They are a side who will want to scrap to get out of the situation they are in, and they are a good side. Shaun Derry is striving to show what a good manager he is and I am sure they will stay in this division.
“As for ourselves, we want to push on now and get the points and I see that as a game to go and challenge ourselves and I am sure it will be an entertaining game for the neutral.
“We have over-achieved this year, but why not just carry on, keep on going and try and win the remaining games that we can.”