Jerome Thomas was one of many outstanding performers against Peterborough United last weekend.
He spoke to Valiant PlayerHD mid-week on his thoughts about the squad and the upcoming fixture against Gillingham this weekend, at Vale Park.
Thomas has played for many teams throughout the English footballing pyramid, and seems to have settled in very nicely at his latest employers.
He said: “I’m enjoying it and the team is doing well, as expected, and as hoped.
“I still think we haven’t reached our full potential, me included, but it’s been a good start so far.”
The 33-year old was one of many summer signings at Vale Park this year and feels that many of his over-seas team-mates have settled in better than expected, and is happy that they all have something in common
“It was always going to be hard for the new players from over seas, with the transitional period, different nationalities and different languages, the manger included.
“It was new experience for everyone, but it’s football which is a universal language once you’re out on the pitch. Everyone’s doing very well, which I’m pleased about.”
And despite the different lifestyle and type of football that the bulk of the team are used to, Thomas feels that Port Vale are on the right track so far this season.
He said: “I think the foreign players were shocked by the pace and the intensity of the game, but I think they’ve adapted well.
“I think the defence is looking very strong.
“We’ve also had a few injuries that have hindered us somewhat, but once we get all of our key players out on the pitch, and we’re playing our game, I don’t think there will be many teams that can stop us.”