Port Vale assistant boss, Mark Grew, has insisted the club aren’t actively looking to strengthen the squad now the loan window has opened, backing the current group of players to continue the club’s encouraging start to the new season.
Currently mid-table in League One after last season’s promotion, Micky Adams’ side look more than capable of handling themselves in this division and seemingly convinced the manager that he doesn’t need to look at the loan market in order to bring some new faces to Vale Park.
“At this minute, I don’t think we need anything. Popey [Tom Pope] is scoring goals and you can see from our bench that anyone who comes into the team won’t weaken it,” insisted assistant manager Grew, according to the Betfair website. “What’s the point of bringing bodies in unless it’s really going to improve you?”
There certainly did not appear to be much wrong with the squad during the 3-2 win over Coventry City at the weekend. Goals from Tom Pope, Doug Loft and Chris Birchall gave the Vale a much-needed home win.
That victory gave Vale plenty of confidence that they have as good a chance as any of being right up there in contention for a possible place in the play-offs, come the end of the season. The side are currently an outside 33/1 for promotion on betfair.com.
And while there may be a long way to go between now and then, Vale fans can definitely feel pretty good about how the club have handled life back in League One this season.