Port Vale midfielder Anthony Griffith has signed a two-year deal with League One side Leyton Orient according to the London club’s official website.
The move will be a major blow for Micky Adams, who will be trying to keep hold of the club’s best players rather than lose them to other clubs.
Adams will be hoping that if key players stay then it would persuade other Vale stars to sign new contracts so the loss of Griffith so early in the summer could be a bog blow in persuading the likes of John McCombe, Marc Richards, Louis Dodds and Sean Rigg to stay.
Griffith, the official player of the year in 2009, joined the club in 2008 when Lee Sinnott signed him from Doncaster Rovers.
He was played mainly at right-back under Dean Glover’s managementship but when Micky Adams joined the club, Griffith was restored to a ball-winning midfield role where he has operated with much success.
A tremendously popular character with supporters, he has also played for and captained Montserrat during his time at Vale Park. His dismal shooting remained a regular feature of his game but nevertheless both goals scored for the Valiants were spectacular efforts.
We wish Anthony all the best at his new club and thank him for his efforts for the Valiants over the last four years.