Mansfield Town have confirmed the signing of John McCombe, following his release by “mutual consent” earlier this week
[three_fifth]McCombe joins former Valiants George Pilkington, Ritchie Sutton and Louis Briscoe at Field Mill.
Mansfield manager Paul Cox told the official website: “We’ve signed an accomplished centre half in John who already has promotions on his CV. He is a commanding player who will add knowledge and experience to our defence.”
McCombe was signed by the Valiants in the summer of 2008 after he was surprisingly released by Hereford United.
He scored his first Vale goal in the 3-1 defeat of Bournemouth and had a brief spell as captain after an injury to Gareth Owen.
A very popular figure with Vale fans, whose “Boom, Boom” chant greets his every touch, he was voted the official player of the year in 2011 and was also joint-winner of the OVF player of the year alongside central defensive partner Gareth Owen that season.
OVF wishes John all the best at his new club.
Date of birth:
7th May 1985
Torquay United (loan)
5 sub appearances