Manager Micky Adams says that Byron Moore will have as much compassionate leave as he needs following the tragic death of his brother.
Moore found his brother Louis’ dead body on the same day he signed for the club and the Valiants have sensibly allowed Moore compassionate leave in order to recover from his dreadful ordeal.
But we as a football club will support him in any way we can and if that means we have to give him more time then we will do so…
Adams told the media: “We can’t possibly imagine what he’s going through, any of us, so he will have as much time as he needs. There has to be a time when he wants to come and get back to football matters. That’s what he’s paid for, that’s what he’s good at.
“But we as a football club will support him in any way we can and if that means we have to give him more time then we will do so.”
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We’re sure that all right-minded Port Vale fans have Byron Moore in their thoughts right now and no-one will begrudge the winger as much time as he needs to get over this terrible ordeal.
But it’s also right to praise Port Vale FC for their sensible and sensitive handling of the whole matter. The club is often criticised when it gets things wrong, but praise is not always so forthcoming when the club get things right.
On this occasion, we feel that the Valiants have shown their caring and compassionate side and have reacted to this unexpected tragedy in exactly the right manner.