Page praises McGivern but it’s an area to “improve”

Manager Rob Page has praised “model professional” Ryan McGivern but has told the media that Vale need to improve in central defence.

McGivern was one of nine players released by the club earlier this week.

Ryan is another model professional, he never complained, he got on with his work and never whinged about not playing…

Page commented: “I just think that is an area where again we need to improve. Ryan is another model professional, he never complained, he got on with his work and never whinged about not playing.

“He just got on with his training and I knew that, whenever I called upon him, he would go in and give a good account of himself.

“But it is an area where I want to improve, whether it is a Ryan Inniss or another centre half that will come in and improve us and take us further.”