Port Vale: Micky Adams to consider changes on the road after Barnet draw
MICKY Adams could be ready to change his away-day approach in a bid to keep Port Vale at the top of the pile.
The Vale boss agreed his League Two leaders were second best in Saturday's goalless draw at struggling Barnet, and hinted he might do things differently next time.
Adams went with the same side for the fourth game in a row at Underhill, but admitted that may have been a mistake.
"We'll think about it, but we must look at the way teams play, particularly when we're away from home," he said.
"At home we just play our own game, but maybe I got it wrong at Barnet.
"They were better than us on the day and we never got to grips with them or their system, so I'll have a look at how we set up in future."
The Valiants were over-run at times by a five-man midfield in which veteran Edgar Davids was outstanding.
And though they improved when Adams changed things around in the second half, the visitors had to rely on goalkeeper Chris Neal and a sterling rearguard action led by veteran defender Darren Purse to escape with a point in the end.
"You can't afford to give people any space or time on the ball at this level, but we never got close to them, particularly in the first half," said Adams.
"We didn't have our usual spark and we were very lucky at half-time to go in 0-0, so it was a good point on that performance."
The draw saw Vale's advantage at the top cut to two points, though they're still 11 ahead of the play-off pack.
"We're still top of the table, there are now 15 games to go and we'll certainly take that," added Adams.
"We're there on merit because we have more points than anyone else and we'll take this point and move on to the next game."