Port Vale have strengthened their squad with the signing of 19 year-old Fulham defender Jack Grimmer on a month’s loan.
Grimmer, who can play in the centre-half or full-back positions is the club’s first loan signing of the season. The young Scottish defender started his career at Aberdeen before moving to Fulham in 2012 for a fee of around £200,000.
Grimmer made his Aberdeen debut in 2010 when aged just 16 years and 13 days he became the club’s youngest-ever player.
The Fulham website notes that Grimmer captained the Fulham youth team to Dallas Cup victory, that he can play in defence or midfield and is known as a vocal player on the pitch.
Name: Jack Grimmer
DOB: 25th Jan 1994 (19 years old)
Height: 6.0 feet
Clubs: Aberdeen, Fulham
Fulham and Vale connections...
There have been a handful of players to play for both clubs:
Geoff Horsfield (above): The former Fulham striker was at the tail-end of his career when he joined Vale as player-coach. With appearances limited, he is chiefly remembered for his part in the infamous “busgate” bust-up with manager Jim Gannon.
Wayne Kerrins: The midfielder joined Vale on loan from Fulham in 1985 making eight appearances.
Tony Sealy: The striker had two successful loan spells at Vale in the early 1980’s before joining Fulham in 1984.
Gary Brazil: The striker joined Vale on loan from Preston in 1984 and later joined Fulham.
Michael Cole: Cole joined Vale on loan from Ipswich in January 1988. He played in the famous cup run that included a win over Terry Venables’ Spurs side. He later moved to Fulham where he made 48 appearances.
Sean Doherty: The young winger was released by Fulham and joined Vale in 2006 where he made six appearances before being released.
Other players include: Aidan Newhouse, Calum Willock, David Healy, Kevin Steggles, Harold Crockford, William Price, Ted Calland and Robert Carter.