Port Vale: Micky Adams to take fresh look at January sales after Fleetwood defeat
MICKY Adams has admitted he might need to bring in some fresh faces after seeing Port Vale surrender top spot in League Two.
The Vale boss reacted to yesterday's 2-0 home defeat to Fleetwood Town by declaring: "We certainly need to freshen it up in certain areas.
• GALLERY: Match Action: Port Vale 0 Fleetwood Town 2
"Maybe we've papered over the cracks and got away with it in the first half of the season.
"Maybe we won't quite do that in the second half.
"We'll sit down and analyse what we've done so far, assess all areas of the squad and then decide what we want to do.
"I haven't had that conversation yet with (Vale owners) Paul (Wildes) and Norman (Smurthwaite).
"Everybody's getting excited about the transfer window, but we'll take a rational decision about everything once the emotion of this game has gone and we can think a bit clearer.
"At this moment, do I want to bring any players in? Yes, of course I do. But that's me when we've lost a game.
"We've just got to gather our thoughts and then decide which way we want to go."
Adams admitted his side were second-best throughout against an impressive Fleetwood outfit.
The defeat saw Vale drop back to second in the table, two points behind Gillingham, who won 1-0 at Southend.
"It was a tired display," added Adams.
"Maybe I should have looked at team selection, but we looked a confident side at Dagenham on Saturday and played well, so I stuck with the same 11. It didn't work."
Defender John McCombe is a doubt for Saturday's home game with Plymouth.
The centre-half tweaked a medial knee ligament making a challenge yesterday.
SEAN McAllister will leave the club next week with an endorsement from the manager ringing in his ears.
Micky Adams revealed Vale won't be extending the midfielder's current deal when it expires on January 8.
"It's unfortunate we weren't able to offer Sean more first-team opportunities, but that underlines the competition for places we have among the squad," said Adams.
"But he's a great kid, a model professional and I'd recommend him anywhere."
The 25-year-old former Shrewsbury player joined Vale on a short-term deal in November.