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Page: Slew can regain confidence at Vale

2 September 2014

Rob Page believes new signing Jordan Slew can regain his confidence at Vale.

Vale added to their squad during the last couple of days of the transfer window with the acquisitions of Jordan Slew on loan from Blackburn Rovers, and Achille Campion on loan from Norrby IF.

Both strikers have added competition for places up front, and will help relieve the pressure on Tom Pope and Ben Williamson who have been the only two out and out strikers in the squad.

Jordan Slew was a highly rated player when he was a youngster, but after moving to Blackburn Rovers has seen his career slow down.

He played with Micky Adams at the start of his career at Sheffield United before getting a big money move to then Premier League, Blackburn Rovers.

Unfortunately that didn’t work out for the striker, but coming back to work with Micky may be the best thing for him.

Assistant Manager Robert Page feels the signing of Jordan Slew isn’t going to be a band-aid, but he feels that if the club can give him back his confidence they have a player that can really scare defences at any level.

 albeit it didn’t go to plan for the lad, but we see potential in him.,Speaking to the press yesterday, Rob Page said: “He’s had a good move in his career

“Micky obviously knows him from before, and its now building blocks with him to get him back to being confident.

“If you look at him he has great presence, he’s a big strapping lad and he should frighten the life out of defenders, but it’s about building him up to that and building him into how we go about our philosophy, it’s not going to be a quick fix, but he showed glimpses of what he can do on Saturday.

“You can tell when he came on he has pace and power, he gets to the by-line and puts crosses in. We’ve got to work to his strengths and that’s what we’ll be working on this week.

“Each individual player is different, it’s about getting to know Jordan, him getting to know us and how we work and the getting the best out of each player individually to collectively give us a performance.

“It’s about building the lad up now to realise that he is a very good footballer with a great talent. It’s about getting him back to that level again, and there’s no question we will do.”

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