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Micky Adams going looking for three points at Peterborough

2 May 2014

Boss wants to finish the season on a high

With one game left to play, Micky Adams says he is happy with how the season has gone, but he is still determined to finish on a high against Peterborough United tomorrow afternoon.

There have been disappointments along the way, but when you put things into perspective, it has been a very successful season when you look how far we have come in the last couple of years.

Adams said: “Early on in the season, particularly after the Wolves game, I was really doubting what we had got in the dressing room, whether it was actually going to be good enough.

“I openly voiced that opinion, but looking back on it, it was probably the wrong opinion because this squad of players has been good enough to survive.

“We have never been in danger of being relegated from the division and in many respects it has been a little bit boring for our supporters, not having to worry about relegation.

“When we have got into the higher echelons of the league we have let them down and disappointed them somehow.

“But if you look back at the season as a whole, most managers and I would say we could have done better in certain games.

“Decisions have gone against us, we have conceded far too many goals, but we have not given our fans heart palpitations because we have been down in the bottom regions.

“You have to say ‘well done’ to everybody – it has been a season that could have been better, but it is one that is something to be proud of.”

Vale will travel to Peterborough on Saturday morning all prepared for a win. They haven’t managed an away win since tasting victory against Walsall back in November and that is something the boss is not too happy with.

He said: “I want three points from the game. We have lost the last two and that doesn’t sit nicely with me.

“I thought we were particularly good against Sheffield United for eighty minutes, tactically I thought we were spot on, we just went to sleep in the last ten minutes and got done.

“Some people would say that’s the story of our season, but I would like to go to Peterborough and get another three points – I certainly don’t want to write this season off with three defeats.

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