BBC Radio Stoke claims that former Burnley and Blackpool striker Martin Paterson is training with the Vale squad.
Paterson is a free agent after being released by Blackpool in the summer. The Tunstall-born forward has had a wretched time with injuries in recent years and has been without a senior goal for two years. However, at his peak Paterson netted nineteen goals for Burnley in the 2007-2008 season.
Name: Martin Paterson
Clubs: Stoke City, Scunthorpe Utd, Burnley, Huddersfield Town, Blackpool
Loan: Grimsby Town, Bristol City, Fleetwood Town, Orlando City
International caps: 23 (3 goals)
Career games: 287
Career goals: 65