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Boss takes positives from the game

2 January 2014

Micky happy with the performance if not the result

Micky Adams was happy with the overall performance at Deepdale on New Year’s Day after Vale came back from three goals down and almost grabbed a point.

Despite the defeat, there were plenty of positives to take from the game and enough to give the Vale boss heart going into the second half of the season.

we certainly feel as though we could have got something out of the game. He said: “In the course of the game, if you look at the amount of chances that we have created

“I was reasonably happy for the first forty two, forty three minutes. I thought we had frustrated them, I thought we had opportunities ourselves going forward.

“We were a little bit sloppy at times with our passing, trying too many killer balls instead of keeping the ball moving, but generally I was reasonably happy.

“The goal just on half time was disappointing because one, we didn’t stop the cross, and secondly we didn’t attack the cross, so it’s always disappointing.

“It is always important to take your chances when they present themselves, particularly away from home because you know you are not going to get too many.

“But I thought we had the better chances. With Doddsy, I thought it was a great move in the first half and I thought he should have at least made the ‘keeper work.”

With the home side three goals to the better, supporters in the ground could have been forgiven for thinking that it was all over, but Vale fought back and almost snatched an unlikely point.

The Vale manager said: “Sometimes you can argue that you are three-nil down and you have got nothing to lose and it is easy to play, but I thought we still kept going.

“We got back into the game with Gavin Tomlin’s goal and then Jordan Hugill scored a goal and put himself about generally – he will be pleased with his contribution.

“Jennison Myrie-Williams went close at the back stick and we have created chances. I think we can feel ourselves a little bit unfortunate.

“But the key moments for me were that we were a little bit flaky when we defend at times and we can’t afford to do that away from home against the better sides.”

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