Anthony Griffith to put Port Vale ahead of Montserrat

Port Vale midfielder Anthony Griffith
Griffith captained Port Vale in the recent local derby against Crewe

Anthony Griffith has said he does not want his international commitments to affect his performances with Port Vale.

The midfielder earned his first two caps for Montserrat in June and July, captaining them in a two-legged World Cup qualifying tie against Belize.

"Obviously we're not involved in World Cup qualifying and there are just friendlies coming up," the 24-year-old told BBC Radio Stoke.

"If it interferes with the games here [at Vale] I'm not sure I'll go."

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He continued: "I want to be playing week in, week out if I can. Hopefully in the summer there will be a tournament, which will be good.

"It got me prepared and fired up for pre-season this year, so hopefully it will do the same for me again next year."

Griffith qualifies to play for Montserrat through his late father, who was born on the Caribbean island.

He has been a regular starter for Vale, who are seventh in League Two, and believes manager Micky Adams has stamped his authority on the club once again during his second spell at Vale Park.

Adams suspended and then transfer-listed midfielder Gary Roberts for a serious breach of club discipline, and has not been afraid to drop players that have not been performing well enough at first-team level.

"He's reacted on certain issues, such as the Gary Roberts issue, and it's opened everyone's eyes to think he does mean business," added Griffith.

"He's not just here to earn his money like people can do. He's willing to work and that's good."

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