Emotional Ainsworth thanks Vale fans

Emotional Ainsworth thanks Vale fans

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth has thanked Vale fans “from the bottom of my heart” after they paid tribute to the former Vale favourite last Saturday.

I have always had a great relationship with Vale fans and it should have been no surprise…

Ainsworth was making his 600th and last appearances as a player and he received a standing ovation from both sets of supporters.

“The ovation that the Port Vale fans gave me was absolutely fantastic,” he said.

“It was an emotional day for me and that completely choked me up.

“It was their special day because they were celebrating promotion, but they still had time to give me such a great reception and I’ll never forget it.

“I’d like to thank each and every one of them from the bottom of my heart.

“I have always had a great relationship with Vale fans and it should have been no surprise.

“But they were so brilliant on the day and they should be proud of themselves.”

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