Up to sixteen fairly unfamiliar Vale faces could be on show on Tuesday night, here’s our guide to who’s who…
It’s Vale’s first home friendly on Tuesday evening as the Valiants play host to Nottingham Forest. Here is our pictorial guide to the new boys in the Vale squad…
Kiko – A 23 year-old former Portugal U20 left-back signed from Ribeiro’s old club Vitoria Setebul.
Calvin Mac-Intosch – Powerful Dutch defender who was a junior at Ajax.
Kjell Knops – Ball-playing Dutch central defender who was Ribeiro’s first signing.
Paulo Tavares – Arguably the most high-profile signing of the summer the 30 year-old spent four seasons in the Portuguese top-flight.
Quentin Pereira – A French midfielder who has impressed in recent friendly games.
Christian Mbamba – A speedy winger who was signed from Norwegian football.
Anthony Defreitas – 22 year-old former France U20 International midfielder.
Jerome Thomas – A vastly experienced winger with top-flight experience.
Rigino Cicilia – Six foot five inches tall Curaçao (island which is part of the Netherlands) striker.
Carlos Saleiro – An experienced Portuguese striker who is now 30 years old.
Anton Forrester – A former Blackburn Rovers striker signed on a free transfer.
Harry Pickering – Promising young goalkeeper who was on loan at Kidsgrove last season.
James Gibbons – Called a “terrier” by Vale coaches the young right-back has impressed in friendlies.
Billy Reeves – A versatile player able to play in midfield and across the defence.
Omar Haughton – A winger who was originally released before being given a second chance at Vale.
Dan Turner – Young striker who made his first-team debut last season.