Aldershot manager Andy Scott has responded to recent comments by Micky Adams by casting doubt on whether Vale have the “stomach for the fight.” Scott’s comments are sure to add extra spice to the clash.
Sometimes managers say things to deflect from what is going on at their own club.If other managers want to speak about us, that’s fine. We’ll use it as motivation and we concentrate in-house…
Ahead of the postponed match on 23rd March, Adams commented that Aldershot were “bottom of the table for a reason” and that remark seemed to have upset the Aldershot manager.
Scott has responded by telling the BBC: “Certain things happen at certain times in the season. Sometimes managers say things to deflect from what is going on at their own club.
“If other managers want to speak about us, that’s fine. We’ll use it as motivation and we concentrate in-house. If we get involved in mind-games with other teams then we lose focus on what we are doing here.
“My complete determination is on this group of players and getting us ready for Tuesday and the following games after that.
“We will find out if they have got the stomach for the fight and see if they want to get promoted as they have got a few clubs chasing them.”
However, despite Scott’s bullish comments that the visitors will use Adams’ comments on their league position as ‘motivation’ it could also be argued that Scott’s own comments about whether Vale ‘have the stomach for the flight’ could also be used to motivate the home side.