After the gloom of the weekend, it is great to report some positive news. Vale have signed midfielder Daryl McMahon while defender Michael Walsh is close to completing his record-breaking 99th return from a long-term injury.
McMahon, previously on the books of West Ham is a young left-sided midfielder. He is not eligible for the LDV Vans game against Barnsley but may come into contention for the trip to Colchester.
Walsh is recovering from a neck injury sustained against Barnsley last season. The centre-half is expected to play in Vale’s reserve clash against Walsall on Wednesday.