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Micky Adams optimistic about new Port Vale deal

3 May 2014

Micky Adams insists he could walk away from Port Vale with his head held high - but has no plans to do so.

Adams' contract as manager is set to expire, although he does have an offer of a new deal on the table from the club.

He revealed this week that he had received an approach from another club interested in acquiring his service for next season, but the 52-year-old is keen to remain at Vale Park.

Speaking after his side's goalless draw at Peterborough on the final day of the season, Adams said: ``I'm very proud of what I've achieved at this club. It has been a tough club to manage and I know that I could walk away with my head held high.

"But I don't want to do that and I'm sure my future will get sorted. I've received a written offer from the chairman now and that is in the hands of my solicitor.

"The players have all been a credit to the club and it was good to end the season in such resilient style. We didn't just want to let it fizzle out after a couple of defeats."

Vale finished ninth in the table on their return to League One and could even have pinched all three points at London Road had Jennison Myrie-Williams not blazed over a glorious second-half chance after pouncing on a poor pass from Grant McCann.

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson handed a debut to Portuguese defender Ricardo Santos, who arrived from non-league Thurrock in February. That was one of eight changes he made for the clash.

Another non-league acquisition, Kyle Vassell, failed to take the hosts' best chance.

Vassell was denied by the legs of Vale goalkeeper Sam Johnson on the half-hour after taking too long to get his shot away. He then turned provider when Josh McQuoid sent a snap-shot just over the crossbar on the stroke of half-time.

Vassell saw another effort deflected wide early in the second half before a third opportunity was snuffed out by a block.

Posh, who will play Leyton Orient in the play-offs, were much improved following a double substitution which saw Joe Newell and Danny Swanson arrive from the bench, but they could not manage a breakthrough.

Ferguson said: "I felt I picked a team that was more than capable of winning the game.

"We didn't play with anywhere enough energy in the first half, which is why I made changes at the break.

"We were much better in the second half when we performed in the way that people expect a Peterborough team to play. I felt we should have got three points, but it wasn't to be.

"Now it is all about the play-offs and I love being involved in them. Orient are the best opponents we've faced at London Road all season and they deserved to win here, but we were just as impressive when getting a result at their place. They are going to be two huge games."

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