Martin Foyle was finally able to add a new striker to his squad after snapping up Sheffield Utd youngster Gary Mulligan on loan.
The Dublin-born forward went on loan to Rushden and Diamonds last season, scoring three goals in twelve games and earning rave reviews from Rushden fans.
The striker began his career with Wolves, making just a solitary appearance from the bench before switching to the Blades on a free transfer in 2004.
The 20 year-old has now agreed to join the Vale on loan, providing vital back-up for the regular frontline partnership of Nathan Lowndes and Billy Paynter especially as fellow forwards Hector Sam and Lee Matthews are both injured.
Mulligan has joined the club on a month’s loan and will be eligible to play against Yeovil Town on Saturday.
Standing six foot tall, the Ireland U21 International is bound to add some height and power to the Vale attack.