Time at club: 1977-1989 Appearances: 495 Goals: 41 Comments: A commanding and long-serving centre-half who was the nephew of Vale great Roy Sproson. He was a member of the 1982-1983, 1985-1986 and 1988-1989 promotion teams but his Vale career was cruelly interrupted by a career-threatening injury as the team closed on promotion in 1989. He retired through […]
In this 1988 edition of Shoot magazine, Port Vale were featured due to their epic cup run. This edition ran just before Vale’s fifth round clash with Watford and featured a fascinating revelation from Phil Sproson on how close he came to joining neighbours Stoke City.