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Craig Davies happy to play for Micky Adams at Port Vale

Port Vale loan striker Craig Davies
Davies could make his debut for Port Vale against Burton on Tuesday

Craig Davies has said that the prospect of playing under Micky Adams was the main reason for his move from Brighton to Port Vale on a month's loan.

The Wales international was signed by Adams for Brighton in February 2009.

"I didn't know him for too long, but every time I spoke to him, he was always spot on with me," Davies told BBC Radio Stoke.

"I've got a lot of time for him; that's why I came here. Hopefully I can repay the faith that he has shown in me."

Davies added that the presence of former Seagulls team-mates Tommy Fraser and Doug Loft in the Vale squad had helped him to settle in quickly.

Although the prospect of first-team football at the Withdean Stadium is remote at the moment, the 24-year-old believes he could force his way into manager Gus Poyet's plans by scoring goals in League Two with Vale.

"He's been honest with me - he's a good man. He's said to me that I need to go out and play some games because I wasn't going to play there," said Davies.

"He said if I come here, do well and score goals, then I'll go back there and I'll be in a different situation."

The former Oxford, Wolves, Oldham and Stockport frontman could make his debut against his hometown club Burton Albion at Vale Park on Tuesday.

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