Central defender John McCombe has left the club by “mutual consent” Port Vale FC have confirmed.
[three_fifth]28 year-old McCombe is widely rumoured to be moving to League Two side Mansfield Town after a five year spell with the Valiants.
McCombe was signed by the Valiants in the summer of 2008 after he was surprisingly released by Hereford United.
He scored his first Vale goal in the 3-1 defeat of Bournemouth and had a brief spell as captain after an injury to Gareth Owen.
A very popular figure with Vale fans, whose “Boom, Boom” chant greets his every touch, he was voted the official player of the year in 2011 and was also joint-winner of the OVF player of the year alongside central defensive partner Gareth Owen that season.
Manager, Micky Adams said: “John has been a model professional during his five years with Port Vale and it is with reluctance that we let him go.
“John leaves us on a high after helping us achieve promotion last season.
“He will be missed not only on the pitch but also in the changing room, where he has been a pivotal part of the squad. I am certain that all Port Vale fans will join me in wishing him well.”
OVF joins the club in wishing John the very best for the future and thanks him for his contribution to the club.
Date of birth:
7th May 1985
Torquay United (loan)
5 sub appearances