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Adams extends Port Vale contract

Micky Adams
Adams' Vale are on a run of eight games unbeaten in all competitions

Port Vale manager Micky Adams has signed a two-year contract extension.

Adams, who signed a 12-month deal in August, will now remain at Vale Park until the end of the 2011/12 season.

He told BBC Radio Stoke: "I think I've shown enough and I've seen enough in the football club to commit myself to Vale for another two and a half years."

Former Leicester and Coventry boss Adams, 48, replaced Dean Glover in June and has only lost four of his 20 games in charge of the League Two club.

The team have not lost any of their last eight matches and are currently 13th in League Two, five points away from the play-offs.

"The vision that I share with the board and the supporters is to win promotion," added Adams, whose side drew 1-1 in the FA Cup first round against non-league Stevenage Borough on Saturday.

"I think it can be achieved. It's all about short steps. The first one was to stabilise and we've done that.

"The players have bought into my philosophy and the next stage is to win promotion and establish ourselves as a League One club."

Chairman Bill Bratt was delighted to see Adams pen his new contract.

He told BBC Radio Stoke: "I'm very pleased with the way he's conducted himself since he's been at the club, the board are and I know the supporters are.

"His ethic of hard work and honesty is paying off."

As well as improving league performances, Adams took Vale to the third round of the Carling Cup, beating two Championship clubs during that run, and to the area quarter-final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Vale face Bradford City in that competition at Valley Parade on Tuesday.



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