Port Vale footballer Adam Yates has come out in support of team manager Micky Adams, who has not yet signed a new contract for next season.
Speculation has been rife surrounding Adams’s future and the Valiants full-back Yates said keeping hold of Adams will be imperative.
Adams, who is yet to sign a new contract, is one of the most experienced managers at that level.
With years of managerial experience, Adams has shown he is able to attract big players to the club.
Yates said: “Over five years here he has made a massive difference to the football club.
“The manager is somebody who gets players to work hard for him and he gets the best out of them.”
He said if Adams, who has been linked with a possible move to Blackpool, leaves in the summer other members of the squad could follow.
He said: “I know the players that have left are desperate to come back.
“If he goes then other players will go.
“The manager has done well with a limited budget but the club should do the best to keep the players and the manager.”
A win against League One strugglers Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, March 23, will leave the Valiants one win away from Adams’s target of 52 points to ensure safety from relegation.
Additional reporting from Dan Bates