Port Vale release three

Port Vale release three

Port Vale have released three players and offered contracts to another thirteen as Rob Page rebuilds his squad.

The announcement will come as something of a surprise to many fans with most expecting more than three players to leave the club.

The details are as follows:

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Offered deals


Michael Brown

The veteran has belied his years with some impressive performances in midfield.

Stats: 31+7 games | 6 goals

Mark Marshall

He enjoyed an outstanding first-half of the season and has generally been one of the side’s best performers.

Stats: 47+1 games | 7 goals

Michael O’Connor

One of the stand-out players of the season, the cultured midfielder is regarded by many as a key player.

Stats: 47 games | 5 goals

Tom Pope

He has been affected by injuries this season, but on his day he is by far the club’s greatest goal threat.

Stats: 177+18 games | 69 goals

Freddie Veseli

It was somewhat surprising that the cultured defender only joined till the end of the season after an impressive loan spell

Stats: 37 games | 1 goal

Nathan Smith

He hasn’t broken through to the first-team yet, but has enjoyed loan spells that should further his development.

Stats: 0 games | 0 goals

Ryan Lloyd

This was seen as a “make or break” season for the winger but he has largely failed to make an impact. It’s therefore a surprise that he has been retained.

Stats: 2+11 games | 0 goals

Chris Birchall

The winger is now approaching the veteran stage but he still netted three times last season.

Stats: 95+68 | 15 goals

Ryan Boot

The keeper is apparently highly regarded by the club but is behind Neal and Johnson in the queue

Stats: 0 games | 0 goals

Louis Dodds

The cause of much debate amongst fans – is he underused or an underacheiver?

Stats: 194+94 games | 48 goals

Sam Johnson

Started the season as first-choice but has largely been back-up for a consistent Chris Neal afterwards.

Stats: 24+2 | 0 goals

Ben Williamson

Very much a “marmite” player. A striker who possesses pace and power but who arguably doesn’t score enough.

Stats: 77+91 games | 28 goals

Adam Yates

The reliable right-back has had competition from Veseli this season.

Stats: 212+22 | 5 goals


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Kaid Mohamed

After spending the majority of two seasons out on loan, it will come as little surprise that the winger has been released.

Stats: 3+5 games | 0 goals

Alex Nimely

The striker has more discipliary actions against him than appearances, so it is no shock that he has been released.

Stats: 0+1 games | 0 goals

Chris Robertson

The defender has failed to nail down a regular starting place during his two year spell with the club.

Stats: 67+4 games | 6 goals


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Under contract


Chris Neal

Carl Dickinson

Ryan McGivern

Richard Duffy

Chris Lines

Colin Daniel

Byron Moore

Enoch Andoh

Achille Campion

Aziz Deen-Conteh