Port Vale need results, not pretty football - Mark Grew

Port Vale assistant manager Mark Grew
Grew had two spells in caretaker charge of Port Vale last season

Assistant manager Mark Grew has said winning games is more important to him than good performances as Port Vale fight for promotion from League Two.

Vale are four points from a play-off place, despite losing four matches in a row before a 1-0 win at Rotherham.

Grew told BBC Radio Stoke: "We can't afford to go out thinking we can entertain our home fans and then lose.

"We've got to battle and grind a result out. If we do that and win 1-0 on Saturday, everyone will go home happy."

The former Vale goalkeeper continued: "You saw the fans at Rotherham. There weren't many there and it wasn't a pretty game, but they went home very, very happy and that's what we've got to do at Vale Park."

Micky Adams's side, who have won five, drawn two and lost six of their 13 matches at home in League Two this season, host improving Plymouth on Saturday.

Sam Morsy is likely to keep his place in the starting line-up and Grew has been delighted with the way the young midfielder has performed in the last two matches.

"I've always rated Sam and I'm probably his biggest fan," said the Vale assistant. "Against Wimbledon here, I thought he was outstanding, and on Saturday it was a great performance.

"He's only a young kid and he hasn't come in at the easiest time, so all credit to him.

"We've not been winning games and it's easy for a young kid to let his head drop but he's mentally very strong."

BBC Radio Stoke will have full match commentary of Port Vale v Plymouth on 1503MW from 1500 GMT on Saturday, 28 January.

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