Port Vale: Micky Adams in no hurry to spend Paul Wildes' cash
BOSS Micky Adams will be in no rush to bring in new players once the takeover of Port Vale has been completed.
He insists he'll have to think long and hard about boosting his squad, even though preferred bidder Paul Wildes has promised him the funds to do so.
Adams has been operating with just 21 players since Vale started the season in administration.
But he's happy with his strength in depth and is wary of upsetting the close-knit nature of the squad.
"There has been a lot of talk about the new owner coming in and me strengthening the squad," he said.
"But I'm happy with what I've got here at the moment.
"It's not the biggest squad, but sometimes having a big squad can give you problems.
"We have a close-knit camp, there's a great spirit and bringing too many players in may affect that.
"We'll look at it from game to game and month to month and we'll do what we think is best for the club."
Adams says he would look closely at the personality of any potential recruit.
"Taking a loan player, in particular, can be dangerous because you don't always know the character of the player you are trying to bring in," he said.
"You often get left with other people's problems when you take loan players and you can't be 100 per cent certain that you're going to get the right type.
"But you try your best to make sure they'll fit into the dressing room."
Adams will field a new-look back four at Northampton Town today (2pm), with Adam Yates replacing the injured Richard Duffy at right-back and either Gareth Owen or Joe Davis coming in for suspended centre-half Clayton McDonald.
Vale are expected to be backed by around 1,000 fans for the Sixfields game, which is all-ticket for visiting supporters.