Port Vale: Micky Adams set to ring changes after defeat to leaders Gillingham
MICKY Adams could shake up his team for the first time since the opening day of the season after seeing Port Vale lose their top-of-the-table clash with leaders Gillingham.
The Vale boss named the same line-up for the ninth match in a row on Saturday, but admitted after the 2-0 defeat he's think about making changes for this weekend's trip to Bradford.
• GALLERY: Match Action: Port Vale 0 Gillingham 2
Adams was unimpressed by much of his team's display, and said the home loss to unbeaten Gillingham had given him food for thought.
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"When you lose games, it always opens the door for other people," he said.
"I'll have to look closely at the work we do this week and pick a side accordingly.
"I'll go home disappointed by some of my own thinking for the Gillingham game, and I'm big enough to say that.
"But we've put points on the board early on and that gives you a bit of breathing space if you have a poor performance like we had on Saturday.
"It's up to us to show what we're made of now and go to Bradford in a positive frame of mind."
Vale, backed by a bumper crowd of almost 7,000, never looked like winning a game clinched for the visitors by goals from Deon Burton and Chris Whelpdale inside the first half-hour.
"We got out of it what we deserved, which was nothing," added Adams.
"We needed to turn it into a big game and we didn't do that. We just didn't show up.
"We were beaten by a team who have been undefeated all season and they showed why.
"But we've produced some great performances so far so it's not all doom and gloom."
Adams was particularly frustrated by his team's failure to put on a show for the big crowd.
"We've had a magnificent gate, but we've given them nothing to shout about," he said. "We'll probably lose a few of them now, but it's up to us to get on another run and hopefully bring them back."
Match action: Pages 46 & 47