Midfielder Ryan Burge has indicated that he has recovered from the injuries that had disrupted his first season at Vale Park.
Burge tweeted that he was pleased to be back to “full fitness” after knee injuries restricted him to just two appearances last season.
Earlier this summer it was expected that Burge would require another operation that would rule him out of this season, but his unexpected return to fitness could now see him take part in Vale’s pre-season campaign.
The midfielder, who signed a two-year deal in 2011 was transfer-listed by Vale, presumably due to his injury record.
But as a ball-playing playmaker a fit Burge could undoubtedly add quality to the Port Vale midfield.