Defender Gareth Owen has told the Sentinel that the “spirit with the players at Vale is really good” after six new arrivals boosted Micky Adams’ squad.
Owen told the newspaper: “The spirit with the players at Vale is really good and the new guys have joined in well,” he added.
“You need to have players who are good for the dressing room. The spirit was decimated with all of the things that happened at the end of last season, so we needed to rebuild it and we’re doing that.
“The new boys are helping to create a good healthy atmosphere and it’s going great. Everyone has mucked in and no-one has come in with a big-time attitude.
“They’ve all given as much as they can give in pre-season training so far and I’ve been impressed.”