Port Vale v Chesterfield: Micky Adams searches for league tonic
MICKY Adams is out to ease the pain of back-to-back cup defeats by leading his team to the top of League Two.
And the Port Vale boss is relishing a selection headache as he aims to inspire a return to winning ways at home to Chesterfield tomorrow (3pm).
Adams' team could overtake leaders Gillingham if results go their way as they bid to bounce back from losses at Sheffield United in the FA Cup and at home to Bradford in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
"We'll put those cup defeats to one side and remind ourselves of where we are and what has got us there," said Adams.
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"The performance against Bradford wasn't good enough and the players have been left in no doubt about that. it wasn't acceptable.
"But now we have a number of options all over the team and I'm sure you will see a different performance."
A clean bill of health and no suspensions makes a nice change for Adams, but it could cause him a problem.
"I will have to leave some players in the stand," he said.
"We've got a decent squad, we'll utilise it and certain people will be disappointed.
"But there are lots of games over a short period over Christmas and we're going to need those players." because our options can change at any time."
Adams is expecting a tough test against a team who have won their last three league games.
"Chesterfield are on a decent run of form, but let's not forget our own league form, which is good," he said.
"They are a threat, but we won't worry ourselves about their individuals or them as a unit.
"The onus will be on us to entertain and get three points and we'll be trying our best to do so, regardless of the form Chesterfield are in.
"It's important we play our own game, make sure we do the right things at the right time, stick to our game plan and get our own house in order."