Manager Micky Adams has praised the strength of his Port Vale squad after his side secured their third straight friendly win. But the manager warned that the friendly games offer “no comparison” to the forthcoming league campaign.
Adams, speaking after Vale’s 2-0 win over Newcastle Town, told the Sentinel:
“We have mixed it up in the three games we played this week, so fans shouldn’t read too much into it.
“We’ve had a decent blend in all the teams we’ve put out and it has not affected us at all.
“As we get closer to kick-off, we’ll settle it down and people will then have more idea of what the first team will be for the cup game against Burnley.
“We’ll find out more about defenders and goalkeepers when they are under the cosh.
“They’ve done everything we’ve asked of them so far, but these games offer no comparison to the league.
“Over the last three games I’ve learned we’ve got a decent squad and that everybody is working as hard as they can to get fit.
“We have a fair way to go in terms of fitness. The boys are putting the miles in and pre-season has been a bit of a slog so far.
“But they’ve got through it and we’ve got another comfortable win, so I’m pleased.”