Mark Grew: Port Vale may steer clear of transfer market
MICKY Adams could reject the chance to splash the cash in the January transfer window.
The Port Vale boss has been offered funds to bolster his team's push for promotion, but assistant manager Mark Grew says Vale's approach will depend largely on results over the Christmas period.
"We have the ability to bring people in," he said, "but hopefully we won't have to.
"The lads who've been here from the start of the season have done a tremendous job.
"If we can keep them all fit and get good results over Christmas, why would we need anyone else?
"I don't think it would be appropriate to pick up a load of points and then bring two or three new players in."
Grew said the management team have a list of potential targets if they decide to strengthen the squad.
"It's important that we don't disrupt the current dressing room too much," he added.
"We do have several players written down, we'd be silly not to. And if we lose three or four games, then the gaffer might have to freshen things up.
"We'd obviously have to go to clubs and see if the players we want are available and work down the list.
"But if we can pick up maybe nine points over Christmas and new year, then we wouldn't have a problem.
"We're going into a busy period of games and we'll assess it from there."
Grew said he wouldn't foresee any players leaving the club in January.
"No-one has asked about our players, so I wouldn't think that will happen," he added.
"It's important to keep as many of the players here as we can, though I can understand if those who are not in the team at the moment might be getting frustrated."
Vale's fringe set, including Gareth Owen, Adam Yates and new signing Calvin Andrew, are likely to figure in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Sheffield United tonight.