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Pope predicting big things for Page

2 October 2014

Vale striker Tom Pope has tipped interim manager Rob Page to do well in his chosen career, whether or not it is with the Vale.

Page has been in charge for the last two games since Micky Adams’ five year spell at the helm came to an end and he has made a good impression on the players.

Pope said: “The management side of football is a bit more thorough with younger coaches getting involved in the game.

“I think he’s got a good future whether it’s at Vale or somewhere else and I think he’ll make a great manager.

“We’ve seen him over the past couple of weeks showing how thorough he is in getting his points across and we’ve shown the pitch that we’re looking a lot more solid.

“A lot of that is down to the work the team downstairs do, looking at the opposition and seeing what kind of threats they have and all details that go with that, so hopefully we can continue to do well for him, and he can get the job.

“Each game is different, but I think if we go into the game like we have the last couple of games we’re good enough to beat anyone, as we’ve shown.

“I’m sure Rob would say that when he took the job, it was during a tough run of fixtures, with Barnsley at home and then three away fixtures on a bounce.

“It’s a bit of a daunting task for any manager, but we deserved the win against Barnsley because we put in a great performance.

“We then followed that up by putting in a decent showing against a good Bradford side last weekend. They weren’t really a threat and I thought we were probably the better side.

“We have now got four points out of six and I’m sure you would have taken that. Hopefully we can continue that on Saturday against Fleetwood.


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