Port Vale assistant manager Paul Bodin has told the Sentinel that if players in the squad perform then there may be no need to move into the loan market.
Bodin commented: “Having worked at Southampton and seen a lot of under-21 games there’s a lot of good players there, allied with some more experienced ones who need some game time.
If they’re doing the business then we may not have to go in the position of getting the loan players in…
“So with my contacts, Rob’s contacts, we’ve got a slightly different selection of contacts because of where I’ve been based but if we can add them together and there’s a player we might need at a certain time for a period of time but the contracted players here will given every opportunity to fulfil the roles on a Saturday.
“If they’re doing the business then we may not have to go in the position of getting the loan players in.
“But if we need to then we have certainly got the contacts to do that.”