Great story from the Grimsby Telegraph about Rob Scott and Micky Adams preparing to face each other in the FA Cup.
Sunday’s first round draw paired Grimsby, who are joint-managed by Scott, against Adams’ Port Vale on Saturday week.
Scott won promotion from Division Three under Adams with Fulham in 1997 and made 95 appearances for the Whites, scoring seven goals. After retiring in 2008, Scott teamed up with his former Rotherham team-mate Paul Hurst to become joint-managers of Northern Premier League Ilkeston Town, winning promotion in their first season. The pair then moved on to Boston, winning promotion as well as the Northern Premier League Challenge and the Lincolnshire Senior Cup.
The duo joined Grimsby in March and the Mariners are currently fifteenth in the Conference after eighteen games. Scott knows that Port Vale, who are ninth in League Two, will provide a stern test.
It will be difficult away against a decent League Two side. They played Rotherham a few weeks ago so I already have a DVD of that game to watch.
But I know the manager well from my days at Fulham and know his style of play is fairly direct. It’s a tough one, but a chance for our lads to go there and compete and show they can play at the level of the league above, a bit like some of Ashington’s players did against us in the last round.
Adams is also looking forward to the contest.
I think everyone at the club is delighted with a home tie and I know Grimsby Town joint-manager Rob Scott very well. Rob was part of my team at Fulham when we won promotion from the old Division Two. He will bring a well organised and disciplined side to Vale Park, so we are anticipating a tough test