After Saturday’s disappointing defeat to local rivals Crewe Alexandra, Vale manager Micky Adams gave a very honest interview.
He knows that results can’t go on as they have done in recent weeks, but if they do he will be the first to go.
However, that being said he has belief that everyone in the club can turn this around and start getting results.
Talking to the press after the match, Micky said: “I think we did enough to get something out of the game, but ultimately tomorrow morning it will say Crewe 2 Port Vale 1.
“The top and bottom of it is I’m paid to win football matches, there’s no hiding place for the players or for me and it’s really disappointing we’re on this run we’re in, but like Crewe we’ll get out of it.
“What we’ve got to do is remain together and that’s a plea to the fans as well. We had good support here today.
“It’s always a cracking atmosphere, but as I’ve said before we’ve lost it in the first 15 minutes with some very average defending again and we can’t keep doing it!
“We have to remain steadfast in our beliefs. As I’ve said before I’ve got a good group of players here who I have total faith in.
“They want a lift from somewhere and we talked about it before the game. I said they’re on their knees, let’s not give them a lift, and after two minutes we were a goal down.
“So we gave them the lift, but the results will change or they’ll change the manager.”
Micky is an experienced manager who will know all about getting a team out of this slump and feels that he can get the best out of the players.
He said: “I know the consequences of losing many more games, but lets go again on Tuesday.
“Things can’t go on as they are. I’m not daft enough to think that if I go on a run of losing streak of ten or twelve games that my job is safe, how can it be?
“I wouldn’t want it to be any other way, because this football club’s been on a journey, and I’ve been in the helm on and off for five years, but for a brief spell at Sheffield United which wasn’t very successful.
“The consequences of that were that I got sacked because I didn’t get the results, and that’s no different whether you’re at Port Vale or Sheffield United.
“I need a lift, the players need a break, but there’s another game on Tuesday and that’s the beauty of football, it comes around very quickly and what we’ve got to do is stay together, be positive still, don’t feel sorry for ourselves.
“Believe you me this hurts. I know our fans will be hurting at this moment in time.
“Nobodies hurting more at this moment in time than I am with the run we’re on, but I’m not going to hide away that’s for sure.”