Port Vale midfielder Anthony Griffith is backing manager Micky Adams to bring success to Vale Park.
Adams is into his second spell at the club after he left for Sheffield United last January.
Griffith told BBC Radio Stoke: "I had my best ever season when the gaffer was here last time, and I want to help him be a winner here.
"The manager is a born winner and that's what he wants us to be and I thrive on his approach."
Griffith will miss the pre-season trip to the United States as he is on World Cup duty with Montserrat.
The 24-year-old has made over 100 starts for the Vale since he signed in August 2008.
"I am using the pre-season to work on my weaknesses and while results mean nothing when we play, we want to win," he added.
Griffith will be one of three senior players not travelling to the US as Gareth Owen (injury) and Gary Roberts (visa) are remaining behind.
New signings Ryan Burge, Mike Green, Ben Williamson, Kingsley James, Phil Roe and Clayton McDonald will all be part of a 20-man squad who will play four fixtures.