Adams appeals to vexed Vale fans

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Port Vale manager Micky Adams has appealed to the club's supporters insisting his reasons behind attempting to become a director are purely football based.

His decision to stand for election has left some supporters' groups up in arms as they continue to clash with the board over the future ownership of the League Two outfit. But, as the club's 980 shareholders prepare to vote on Adams' proposition, he has again stressed he is not looking to mix football with politics.

He told Vale's official website: "I don't know why people are getting so irate, it's not a political thing, I am not interested in that. I am my own man."

Adams on Sunday revealed his intention to join Vale's troubled board after last Wednesday's highly-charged EGM left just three directors in place - one short of the required quota - and subsequently prohibited him from any transfer activity.

He added: "The people who know me know I am not going to be pushed around by Bill Bratt, Stan Meigh, Glenn Oliver or whoever is on the board, Mike Lloyd.

"All I am interested in is trying to win football matches for Port Vale and how I am going to achieve that. It can't go on the way it is.

"It's all very messy at the moment and all I am saying to supporters is, trust me in what I am trying to do please.

"I am not for or against anybody at the club, all I want to do is manage the football club the way best I can and I can't do it the way things are at the moment. And if I have upset a few people I do apologise, but I can assure them it's not political."

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