The Staffordshire Sentinel says that Vale sold more than 2,000 season ticket sales during the early bird period.
The sales figures are good news considering that Vale were without a manager for the majority of the early bird period and also lost four players in Michael O’Connor, Richard Duffy, Louis Dodds and AJ Leitch-Smith.
According to the newspaper, last season’s figures were 2,800 but that was with an “early bird” period that finished at the end of June compared to this year’s May cut-off date.
However, the figure is 1,000 up on the same date last year and a welcome boost to the club.
Chairman Norman Smurthwaite told BBC Radio Stoke: “It’s an indication of the blind faith of the diehard fans who support the club come what may, no matter who is running it and anything else for that matter.
“I imagine once they find out what the new manager position is and when that’s resolved, considering the people I have been speaking to, that will make the fans feel very special and I think that will have a reaction.
“Considering the turmoil the club has been through and some of the things I have said in the last few months which have not helped, I’m very pleased with it.”
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