Micky Adams was full of praise for Vale’s second-half substitutes, the back-line and the 407 fans who traveled to see the side win 1-0 at Carlisle United.
In general I was pleased with our efforts in terms of having that will and determination to try to keep a clean sheet…
Speaking after the match Adams said: “I was particularly pleased with the three lads that came on, I thought they all had an impact on the game, Kaid Mohamed looked sharp which is more why I brought him to the football club. So, pleased with the impact they made, but pleased with a clean sheet as well.
“We have done a lot of talking this week and a lot of work, particularly with the back four. The one thing that we set out today to do was to keep a clean sheet, and we have done that. In general I was pleased with our efforts in terms of having that will and determination to try to keep a clean sheet, and if you keep a clean sheet, with the attacking players we have got we have always got a chance of winning the game, as we have shown at the end.
“Managing in this league is not something that phases me, I have managed in the Premier League, I don’t like reminding people but I have, so Carlisle away is not going to phase me too much with the greatest of respect to them. We are facing different teams and I thank the supporters as well today, they really got behind the team. I thank the supporters as well today, they really got behind the team.
“Thanks to them for all the effort getting up here because it is not a nice journey, although the scenery is quite beautiful. But, we have sent them home happy and that is always important. It is irrelevant them chanting my name, it is not about me, it is about the club enjoying a decent season in League One and retaining our League One status, that has always been the aim.”