Smurthwaite: Port Vale missed out on Swindon striker

Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite has tweeted that Port Vale missed out on the signing of former Swindon top-scorer Andy Williams.

Williams, who hit 22 goals last season, joined Doncaster Rovers on a three-year contract on Friday and Smurthwaite tweeted:

Missed out on one today.@drfc_official  gain our loss.Back to the drawing board

Doncaster were ironically also in the market for Vale’s Tom Pope who instead joined Bury.

Vale are looking for a replacement for Pope and the experienced Williams would have been seen as a perfect replacement. However, the Valiants will now have to look elsewhere their pursuit of Williams shows the club’s ambition this summer.

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