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Grew on Bristol

25 March 2014

Vale's Assistant Manager says Vale's season is far from over

Vale know they are in for a stiff ride this evening when they take on Bristol City at Ashton Gate, but they will be going there looking to take maximum points.

Vale had the Robins watched at Colchester on Saturday and reports merely confirmed what they already knew, but Mark Grew says there will be no letting up by the Vale.

He said: “George Foster went to watch them on Saturday at Colchester and they went two-nil up were playing particularly well.

“They changed their system a little bit and I don’t think it worked and Colchester got back into it and got the draw, but up until that they looked a very useful side.

“They have got some very good players in there. At the start of the season I think everybody thought they would be up in the top seven.

“It didn’t worked for them, but they put a good run of form together and got out of the bottom four and we know it is going to be a big game for them, they need the points as well as we do.

“You look at their team and they are a strong unit and they shouldn’t be down there, but they are down there.

“They have had to put together a good run to get out of that bottom four and they have done that now and I am sure Steve (Cotterill) won’t let them take their foot off the gas now, he will want to get as many points on the board as he can and get as quickly to survival as possible.”

Vale have reached their fifty points survival target now with the win over Tranmere Rovers at the weekend, but Grew certainly doesn’t feel that it is ‘job done’.

He said: “We may have targeted fifty-three points but our season doesn’t finish on fifty-three points, our season finished on the last kick of the game in our last match of the season.

“We are now going to try and get to sixty points as soon as possible and that’s what we have aimed for, twenty, thirty, forty then fifty and now sixty points.

“To get into this league the way we did last season was an achievement and to get in the top ten would be a great achievement.”


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