Date: 25th October 2013 at 1:20am
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Midfielder Nicky Adams has tipped Crawley Town to continue punching above their weight in League One following our recent loss to Port Vale.

Speaking to the BBC following the match which brought our seven game unbeaten run to an end, Adams said he was confident that the loss would only be a blip and that Crawley would get back to our unbeaten ways soon enough.

The midfielder knows that we have set ourselves some very high standards this season, but we need to do that and strive to reach them because we are a smaller club than many others at this level. Unfortunately in settings standards so high, football as a game, means you won’t always reach them so you have to be sensible when it comes to games like Port Vale and dismiss any notions of getting carried away with the result – whilst at the same time analysing it perfectly so the mistakes that were made, aren’t repeated.

‘We know what we have to do and the gaffer has told us to put it behind us. It’s a minor setback.’

With our current run, and the optimism in the camp the 27 year old said that although Crawley were non league in 2010/11, he still feels that we are capable of mounting a Play Off campaign this season, as although we sit in 11th place seemingly well outside the top six, we have a game in hand and should we capitalise on that we would currently be in sixth or seventh place on the same points as Walsall.

‘This league is like a mini-Championship, if you look at the size of some of the teams. Look at Bristol City – they are a massive club and they are bottom. Sheffield United are down in the bottom half. You are not going to turn teams over every week, it’s not going to happen. We’ll see where we are Christmas and then we’ll get a gauge of where we are from there.’

Pointing to Yeovil last season where they were no where for so long, yet put together a fantastic run and snuck into the top six, winning promotion on the way.

‘Anything is possible.’

As for Port Vale though, Adams says we all have to put it behind us and although it’s disappointing, it’s one defeat in eight which is nothing to be sniffed at, or anything worth getting carried away with, as he’d more than take another run of eight games with one defeat as that would probably put us top of the table.