Chairman Paul Wildes has tried to calm down speculation of squad disharmony by telling the Sentinel that “We are all in it together and that hasn’t changed over the past couple of months.”
Of course it doesn’t help players’ confidence if supporters get on their backs, but we know they are only doing it because they are desperate to see the team win…
Vale’s defeat at Bristol Rovers was overshadowed by a series of controversial tweets by midfielder Ryan Burge and with the manager ringing the changes in his starting eleven recently, that has led some fans to speculate that Micky Adams had “lost the dressing room.”
However, Wildes told the newspaper: “I have seen some speculation that Micky has lost the dressing room, but that is rubbish.
“People are looking for any reason to explain our bad run, but this isn’t one of them.
“Micky is well respected by the players and Micky, in turn, respects his players.
“We are all in it together and that hasn’t changed over the past couple of months.
“I’m sure we only need one win to get us back on track, but even if the worst was to happen it would not be a financial disaster. We will be in good financial health whatever division we play in next season.
“The fans want the club to be promoted. I understand that and Micky understands that.
“The fans haven’t seen that happen since 1994 and perhaps a few were expecting us to cruise over the line this season.
“There is a lot of pent up passion, not just from this season, but from sticking with the club through some tough times.
“Of course it doesn’t help players’ confidence if supporters get on their backs, but we know they are only doing it because they are desperate to see the team win.”