Micky Adams: My Port Vale squad is good enough already
PORT Vale's fabulous winning form meant new arrivals were never a top priority for boss Micky Adams.
The manager admitted he was frustrated to miss out on two loan targets last week, but insisted his team's current form made it less important to bring in fresh faces.
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Deadline-day moves for Notts County striker Lee Hughes and young Portsmouth midfielder Jed Wallace fell through when the Valiants missed Thursday's 5pm deadline for submitting paperwork by three minutes.
But Adams instead looked at the positives as Vale made it six games without defeat to close the gap on leaders Gillingham to just two points with a 3-1 victory at Aldershot on Saturday.
"We've got a good squad here and I've emphasised that to the new owners," he said.
"We're second and were trying to add to a squad that is winning.
"I appreciate the support the new owners are giving me.
"We did everything we could to get the deals done. They didn't happen and we move on."
Asked whether he would try to revive a move for Hughes in January, Adams said he would "have a look at it".
But the manager was delighted to see his players grind out their sixth away win of the season thanks to goals from Ben Williamson, Ryan Burge and a Jennison Myrie-Williams penalty.
With the takeover of the club completed on Tuesday followed by a thumping win against Bristol Rovers, Adams saw daughter Stacey get married on Thursday before victory at the EBB Stadium rounded off a fine seven days.
"It's been a great week in the Adams household," he smiled.
"I walked my daughter down the aisle on Thursday, but it was on deadline day and in my speech I said she could have timed it a little bit better!
"I can't be here, there and everywhere but, for once, the family took priority."