Vale players assured of graft

Rigg: Said to be targeted

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Port Vale administrator Bob Young has assured manager Micky Adams he will not be forced to sell players.

Marc Richards and Sean Rigg were two of the players rumoured to be targets for other clubs looking to exploit Vale's financial difficulties, but while they will not be forced to sell players, if it makes financial sense then it would be considered.

"We don't need to sell players to reduce the wage bill," Young told Sky Sports News. "We are in no different state and are not in a position where we need to do quick forced sales. We have funding for the rest of the season so that will not be necessary.

"But, it would be sensible if we let people talk to players who are out of contract in the summer. We will not ask Micky to sell any players."

Young has also moved to quell fear Adams could leave the club after he admitted to seeking legal advice about his position after talks with Young.

"It was a bit of a misunderstanding. I don't think losing two late goals [against Barnet] helped. But he is happy now. We have said the players and staff will be paid from now on. He's working with us and has been very supportive. I can understand his disappointment, but Micky is on board with us," Young added.