‘Proud’ Adams salutes the fans

‘Proud’ Adams salutes the fans

Manager Micky Adams has paid tribute to Port Vale’s “fantastic” supporters and says if Friday was his last game at Vale Park then he leaves as a “proud man.”

Speaking to the media following Friday’s defeat to Sheffield United Adams commented: “Our supporters were fantastic. Why have we got so many home wins? I think it is the crowd because they give the players the encouragement to go and play and the belief.

I have said it many times before – I am not Mystic Meg, I can’t see into the future, but if it was my last home game I am a proud man….

“They give them the encouragement to make mistakes if you like – sometimes that is difficult, that‘s why we have had so many home wins, because the crowd have been so good. They were excellent on Friday night, I can’t fault them.

“I have said it many times before – I am not Mystic Meg, I can’t see into the future, but if it was my last home game I am a proud man.

“I am pleased with what I have achieved here, but like footballers who come to the end of their contracts, they are free agents.

“I am certainly not touting myself around, but as far as the contract situation, this could have been sorted last summer. And that’s not having a go at Norman. Norman had to find his feet, he had to know what he wanted in the football club.

“He’s learning, he’s getting there, and I think I have helped him as much as I can. The one thing that he wanted when he first met me, he wanted me to help him and I think I have done that.

The future is bright for Port Vale, I am sure. Whether I am here or not is another matter, but I am certainly going to have a look at the contract…

“The future is bright for Port Vale, I am sure. Whether I am here or not is another matter, but I am certainly going to have a look at the contract.

“I am happy at the club, that’s the thing, I am happy working with the people that I work with, but it is not only that – it is a big decision.”

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