Port Vale boss Micky Adams says players ready for FA Cup clash


Port Vale boss Micky Adams insists his players have worked three times as hard this week to prepare for their FA Cup clash with Shortwood United.

The Valiants will face the non-league minnows away on Monday (November 11), and Adams is expecting a special atmosphere.

But he believes it could be tougher for the Shortwood players to cope with.

He said: “I think the atmosphere for them will be special, but we’re used to playing in front of crowds.

“This season we’ve had some big crowds here. The fact is that it’ll be different for their lads rather than my boys.

“Forget bringing them back here for a replay.

“I’m not going to sit here and say that anything other than a win on Monday night will be good enough. It won’t be.”

Shortwood, a team made up of part time students, plumbers, painters and decorators, beat Aldershot Town 2-1 to earn their place in the first round of the world’s oldest knockout competition.

And the hosts will have ten times their usual turnout of supporters after the 1,300 tickets available were sold out in just 45 minutes earlier this week.

Vale have no fresh injury worries ahead of Monday night’s game.

See StaffsLive’s video report below.


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