The Valiants have confirmed the signing of Blackpool defender Mark McGregor on a permanent basis.
McGregor’s signing comes on the same day that veteran defender Mickey Bell leaves the club.
Manager Martin Foyle was understandably delighted with the move telling the official Port Vale website: “”I have got in there before one or two other clubs and it is a good one for us because he is versatile. I can’t wait for him to get going.”
“He is cup-tied and can’t play against Aston Villa, ao he is going to have to be a little bit patient, but I am sure when he gets his chance he will take it with both hands.”
McGregor is the club’s fourth permanent signing of the transfer window following those of former loanees Leon Constantine and Michael Husbands and winger Sean Doherty.
Mark McGregor joined Blackpool on a free transfer from Burnley last summer.
He made a good impression during his first season and was appointed club captain, making 43 appearances at either right-back or centre-back.
However, the experienced stopper has fallen out of favour this season following the appointment of Simon Grayson as manager and the arrival of Marc Joseph on loan.
He is described in the PFA Footballers’ Who’s Who as a “no nonsense defender, solid in the tackle and usually in the right place to clear any danger.”