Port Vale: Micky Adams plays down concerns over Vale's lack of goals
MICKY Adams is refusing to panic over his stuttering attack as goal-shy Vale head to Northampton today (3pm).
Vale have scored 19 goals in their 15 League Two matches, netting just four times in their last six outings. But they still sit second in the table with the division's best defence.
"I'm not worried about the goals scenario because we're not getting beaten," said manager Adams.
"Look at our defensive record – we've only conceded eight goals, so we've got nothing to worry about. It isn't written you have to win games by three or four goals."
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Vale's firepower should be boosted today by the return from injury of eight-goal leading scorer Marc Richards.
However, defender John McCombe says responsibility for scoring goals should not just rest with Richards.
McCombe, who grabbed Vale's equaliser in last weekend's FA Cup draw at non-league Dartford, said: "Most teams get goals from all positions, and that's something we're aiming to do.
"Marc has scored a lot of goals, but we need other people to chip in too."
McCombe, who joined Vale from Hereford in 2008, is set to make his 100th appearance for the club at Sixfields today.
He added: "Hopefully, there will be many more to come."
STRIKER Anthony Malbon is to spend a further month on loan at Newcastle Town.
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