Micky Adams has hit back at Port Vale fans who have criticised his retained list. The Port Vale manager told the Sentinel: “We cannot sign anybody from outside the club until Keith Ryder comes in, so my hands are tied.”
Adams told the newspaper: “Everybody has their own opinions and I have seen and heard fans moaning that I am signing the same old players.
“But the fact is that until the club comes out of administration, the only players we can agree deals with are the ones who are already on our books.
“We cannot sign anybody from outside the club until Keith Ryder comes in, so my hands are tied.
“If I left all of my squad-building until then, we wouldn’t have a team for our pre-season friendlies.
“So until we come out of administration, the only players signing will be solely out of the group from last season who I have offered contracts to.”