Port Vale will keep pressure on, says Micky Adams
MICKY Adams won't let his players relax in their push for promotion from League Two.
The Port Vale manager is determined to keep the pressure on, despite seeing his second-placed team open up a seven-point gap on the teams behind them.
A 4-1 victory against Wycombe means in-form Vale are streaking ahead at the top, alongside Gillingham, who they trail by three points.
But Adams is taking nothing for granted as they bid for a sixth successive away win in tomorrow's county derby at Burton.
"Creating such a gap at this stage is great, but we can't rest on our laurels," he said.
"We'll keep pressing on and see where it takes us.
"If we don't prepare correctly and approach each one in the right manner, then we can easily come unstuck."
Adams was delighted with the result against Wycombe, which featured two goals from Tom Pope, plus strikes from Ben Williamson and Ashley Vincent.
But he was less impressed by his team's first-half performance in which he accused them of "strutting around like peacocks".
"I was glad we got there in the end, but we weren't really at it in the first half," he added.
"I had to get into the boys at half-time because we weren't doing the things that make us a good side.
"We made the pitch big, got the ball wide, got crosses into the box and got our rewards."
Adams is predicting a tough battle in the FA Cup first round after being paired with either Forest Green or Dartford in yesterday's draw.
The Blue Square Bet Premier sides drew 1-1 on Saturday and Adams said: "It will be a tricky game whoever we play.
"It will be a big occasion for them, but also for us."
Vale met Dartford two years ago, but needed a replay to progress.
The tie will be played on November 3 or 4.
Match analysis and reaction from Vale Park: Pages 42&43