Robert Page confident of successful career at Port Vale

Port Vale coach Robert Page
Robert Page played under Vale boss Micky Adams at Coventry City

Former Wales international Robert Page has said he believes he will be able to make the transition from player to youth team coach at Port Vale.

Page, 36, has been added to Micky Adams' managerial team at Vale Park after leaving Chesterfield in March and ending his playing career.

"You miss that feeling of going out and wanting to play," Page told BBC Radio Stoke. "You can't beat that feeling.

"However, I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my career now."

Page played over 500 matches as a defender for Watford, Sheffield United, Cardiff, Coventry, Huddersfield and Chesterfield.

He also won 41 caps for Wales before retiring from international football in 2006.

Page, who played under Adams at Coventry, is looking forward to his new role and is determined to be a success at Vale Park.

"It's something that I've always been passionate about and wanted to get into," he said. "I'm thankful to the manager for giving me this opportunity.

"I'm not one of those people who think they can walk into a job and be successful in it. I'm prepared to learn.

"I love the way Micky goes about his job. For me to come in and work closely with him is good for me."