Richards plays up Adams' influence
Adams took charge at Vale Park back in June and has overseen a promising start to the new campaign, with the 4-0 triumph over Grimsby at the weekend another sign the League Two outfit are finally heading in the right direction. Striker Richards is adamant no-one is getting carried away, but he told Vale's official website: "The gaffer has come in and laid down the law and everyone is a lot fitter than we were at this stage last year. I think that is helping us and we are a hard team to beat at the moment, we have proven that. "I concentrate on my own game. I have other players alongside me, at the moment it is Rob (Taylor) and Louis (Dodds) in a 3-4-3 formation. That is working quite well as the two wide lads push up alongside me. Whoever I play with, I feel I am linking up quite well at the moment." Confusion surrounds who scored Vale's second goal on Saturday, with Tommy Fraser credited with the goal although both he and Richards admit it was the latter who got the final touch. The matter is currently being looked into, but Richards is claiming it as his, even if the record books say otherwise for the time being at least. "Some people will think the goal is a little bit dubious but I definitely got a touch and it just trickled past the keeper. A goal is a goal and I'll take it," he added.
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