Chilvers released by Notts County

Chilvers released by Notts County

Former Port Vale loan defender Liam Chilvers has not been offered a new contract by League One side Notts County.

The 30 year-old spent a sucessful loan spell with the Valiants from September to December, but the club’s financial crisis meant it could not be extended.

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Chilvers made twelve league appearances for the club during his loan spell. During that spell Vale won five, drew three and lost four games.

Although Vale appear to be well-stocked in central defence – with Gareth Owen under contract and John McCombe, Joe Davis and Clayton McDonald all offered new deals – Chilvers was a success at Vale Park and did previously express an interest in a permanent move to the Potteries.

Should any of the centre-halves refuse a new contract, Chilvers could be in pole position to replace them in the Vale squad.

In December, then-Vale coach Geoff Horsfield told BBC Radio Stoke that the club would be interested in signing Chilvers on a permanent deal. Horsfield said: “It depends what Notts County say. We haven’t gone into that [a permanent move] at the moment but he’d be a great addition to our squad because he’s a great player.”

Chilvers also expressed an interest in a Vale move, telling BBC Radio Stoke: “I need to have things sorted and know where I am. That’s what I’m here to do, to help Port Vale and do well enough for the club to offer me something.”

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