Lee Hughes leaves Port Vale

Lee Hughes leaves Port Vale

The official Port Vale website has reported that veteran striker Lee Hughes has left the club to join Forest Green Rovers.

Lee wants regular first team football. Oviously with the emergence of Jordan Hugill we don’t want to block that avenue to him…

Manager Micky Adams told the official website:  “We had a chat and Lee wants regular first team football. Oviously with the emergence of Jordan Hugill we don’t want to block that avenue to him.

“The thing is he wants to play regular football and I can’t give him a regular place so he is joining Forest Green Rovers on an 18 month deal, which he is happy with.

“We wish him well and we thank him for his contribution since he has been here, not least of all his goals in the promotion winning season and certainly the big highlight for me was his three goals against Burton.

“He is a fantastic kid, he’s not what the perception of him is, he has been terrific and I wish him well. I have got great things to say about him.”

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