Former winger Chris Birchall says that the loss of the “nucleus of the squad” has contributed to Port Vale’s poor season.
Former Port Vale winger Chris Birchall has joined non-league side Kidsgrove Athletic.
Departing midfielder Chris Birchall has confirmed he has left the Valiants in an Instagram posting.
Long-serving Chris Birchall has backed Michael Brown to be a manager one day but says that following his contract offer and even as a Vale fan “at times, you have to look elsewhere when offers are not what you’ve been expecting”
Rob Page has made one change bringing in Ryan McGivern for the injured Ryan Inniss but Michael O’Connor and Chris Birchall return to the squad on the bench
Rob Page says that Adam Yates and Chris Birchall have “vast experience and fantastic characters” and both deserved their summer contract deals.
Chris Birchall could replace Byron Moore if the winger fails a fitness test ahead of Vale’s visit to Colchester United.
The Sentinel reports that Chris Birchall has criticised the club’s “loyalty” despite agreeing a new deal with the club.