Winger Kaid Mohamed has returned to Vale Park after the end of his loan spell at Bristol Rovers.
Mohamed enjoyed some personal success in the West County making 21 appearances and scoring four times but he also suffered the agony of a last-day relegation as Rovers were demoted to the Conference.
Rovers’ plight could mean a loss of £1m in income and the club has already announced it had released twelve players. It therefore seems unlikely that the Pirates will make a move to bring Mohamed back to Bristol.
Mohamed’s future at Vale Park is uncertain despite the Welshman having a further twelve months on his contract. He played just eight times for Vale before a loan spell with AFC Wimbledon which ended on a sour note after Dons boss Neil Ardley criticised the player’s fitness. Ardley said: “I don’t think his fitness levels were quite where they should have been.”
However, Mohamed’s spell at Rovers was somewhat more successful. During his time at the Memorial Stadium, the winger admitted he was unsettled at Vale commenting that “it hasn’t really worked out for me at Port Vale” and this has led to speculation that there could potentially be a mutual agreement to terminate his Vale contract this summer.
However, with every player starting with a clean slate this summer, the alternative for Mohamed is to answer his critics and force his way back into contention.
Mohamed’s season stats
Port Vale: 3+5 games, no goals
AFC Wimbledon: 5 games, no goals
Bristol Rovers: 20+1 games, 4 goals