Forward competition will ‘motivate’ Pope

Forward competition will ‘motivate’ Pope

Port Vale captain Doug Loft says that Tom Pope will react well to being dropped to the bench and the move “will motivate him to come back and try to score more goals.”

Popey will have been encouraging Jordan and wished him luck on Tuesday, that’s the type of lad he is…

Manager Micky Adams sprang a major surprise on Tuesday when he dropped Lee Hughes and Pope in favour of Ben Williamson and debutant Jordan Hugill. Both the youngsters impressed in a 3-0 win with Williamson scoring and Hugill setting up skipper Loft for the second goal.

Loft told the Sentinel:  “Tom will react fine, he is a very good professional. He has played a lot of games and I am sure it will motivate him to come back and try to score more goals.

“Popey will have been encouraging Jordan and wished him luck on Tuesday, that’s the type of lad he is.”

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