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David Amoo “enjoying” life at Vale Park

27 August 2019

Port Vale winger David Amoo says he has settled into life at Vale Park since moving, as he prepares to face his former club this weekend.

The former Cambridge United man has already become an instant fan favourite, and his on pitch performances have supported his admiration, already netting two goals this season, including the match winning strike against Forest Green Rovers.   

The former London sprinter has bedded in well since his summer move, and described how well he has been welcomed into Vale by everyone at the club and the fans.

The ease of the transition into the team was credited largely to the friendly and accepting squad, with Amoo picking out Captain Tom Pope as a key figure in helping him settle into his new club and the tight-knit dressing room.

He said: “It’s a decent start, settling into the new area, new environment, new players, new coaches, it’s a lot to try and learn and adapt to but it’s going fairly well and I’m just trying to build on it and get better.

“I am [liking the area], I’m from London so it’s kind of a more relaxed atmosphere up here and slower tempo of life, but yeah I’m enjoying it.

“There’s a lot of local lads in the team, and there’s a great set of lads here, there are lads from Manchester, lads from here, lads from further afield, and coming together everyone’s got a good team spirit and chemistry.”

Along with the welcoming squad and staff, the teams start to the season has also helped to settle Amoo in, with the Valiants picking up six points from their opening five games, but after a disappointing display last week against Grimsby, he hopes the team can soon bounce back.

The squad are looking to get straight back to picking up points, and are not letting their heads drop after one poor result, with Amoo highlighting the strength of character each player possess.

Positively speaking, Amoo discussed how the team has studied their performance against Grimsby and has worked on what needs to be improved going forwards, to prevent making those same mistakes in the future.

The first chance for the Vale to display this is on Saturday against Amoo’s former club, Cambridge United, and he believes the team are ready for what will be another different sort of test for the Vale.

He said: “We’ve had a tough run of games and we started the season fairly well, I don’t think we was getting carried away, it’s the way lower league football is.

“It’s just one of those things in football, I wouldn’t say we should get too down about it because we’ve had a half decent start and we don’t need to start thinking we aren’t a half decent team anymore.

“We’ve got a group that everyone wants to get better, everyone wants to improve and that’s the most important thing, even with results like that, we’re taking stuff that we can get better at and hopefully implement that this weekend.”


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