Port Vale: Micky Adams searches for home solution
MICKY Adams says he wants answers, not excuses, as he looks to resolve Port Vale's home blues.
Vale prepare to host Plymouth Argyle this Saturday on the back of their third defeat and third blank of the season on their own turf – a 2-0 loss to Fleetwood Town.
It is a surprising record for a team flying in second place in League Two and manager Adams is determined to put it right.
"We are struggling at home," he said. "I can't say we're not because the facts are there for everyone to see.
"We need to regroup, so we have a bit of rest and then we start again. Hopefully we will be better against Plymouth this weekend."
Vale have won only one of their last five home matches in the league and are averaging fewer points per game at their own place (1.58) than on the road (2.08).
Based purely on home form, the Valiants are ranked 11th in the division – but that could all change over the next few weeks with four out of six matches at Vale Park.
Adams hopes a couple of days recharging the batteries will help his side get back to their free-scoring best.
"We've lost a game of football and, in terms of damage, I hope it's not going to knock us back too much," said Adams.
Plymouth president Chris Webb has revealed that the club do not expect to appoint a replacement for sacked boss Carl Fletcher until next week.
Coaches Kevin Nancekivell and Romain Larrieu are on standby to be in charge of team affairs on Saturday.
PETERBOROUGH chairman Darragh MacAnthony has dismissed reports linking his club with a move for Tom Pope.
National press had reported Posh to be considering a move for Vale's 23-goal top scorer.
But MacAnthony said: "It is total nonsense and we are not in for that player or have ever been. Great goal scorer, but nothing in this one."