D-Day for out of contract players

Friday is the deadline for the eight remaining out-of-contract Port Vale players to agree to remain with the club.

Richard Duffy, Michael O’Connor, AJ Leitch-Smith and Louis Dodds all decided to leave. Michael Brown has been appointed as coach and is expected to stay. ItĀ leavesĀ Carl Dickinson, Sam Johnson, Adam Yates, Billy Reeves, Ryan Lloyd, Chris Birchall, Byron Moore and Enoch Andoh as the players yet to announce their intentions one way or another.

Of that list, Dickinson and Andoh look the most likely to leave. Dickinson reportedly has three clubs interested in his services while Andoh has been linked with a number of clubs.

However, fans should not expect announcements on Friday. The deadline is for players to tell the club and any statements will probably follow over the next few days rather than on Friday itself.

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