United head for Port Vale tonight looking to keep the momentum going after two wins and a draw against the league leaders in their last three games. United take on Micky Adams’ Valiants, one of the form teams in the division, but Chris Wilder believes his side can pick up another positive result tonight.
“It’s a tough little run we are on,” Chris told Yellow Player. “We played the top team last game and now we take on second in the league on Monday night. But there is nothing to be afraid of, although we are playing a decent side. I have nothing but admiration for Micky Adams and what he has done after everything they had to put up with last year. Their striker is on fire, the two wingers are playing really well, so defensively we are going to have to be pretty sound, but when we get the ball we can certainly go and cause them problems.
“I am delighted with the attitude and application of the players and everybody. I have said it all along that it has been a real team effort from everyone on the pitch and in the stands. We have got a start now and have to keep it going. It’s a small step so far but hopefully we can build a little bit of momentum.
“The injured list is going down. Hopefully we will have Lee Cox, Johnny Mullins, Damian Batt, the skipper and Alfie Potter available so it changes round pretty quickly. Fingers crossed we can keep progressing on that and when we take one step forward we don’t take two back, that’s important.”