Chairman Paul Wildes has spoken to the Sentinel about his plans for the club and says that the club are “having a real push to make the match-day experience better – we’re listening to fans and trying to give them what they want.”
Wildes commented: “We have to look at the value of our squad at the end of each season and hopefully it will have gone up – that’s an important measure of success, along with obviously where the team finishes.
“I’d like to think we can move to a situation where we’ll have four or five marquee players and then a squad of players around them who have come through the ranks or perhaps who we’ve picked up at a lower level through good scouting.
“We can’t be paying everyone five or six grand a week, but some players are obviously worth more than others.
“The point is there has to be more emphasis on us developing our own talent than there has been in the past.
“We’re also having a real push to make the match-day experience better – we’re listening to fans and trying to give them what they want.”
“When I first met Norman he told me that he had no real purpose or drive, having accomplished what he had in business.
“Port Vale has certainly given him the spark back again and re-energised Norman, and that’s great to see.
“In business it’s always difficult to say what the future holds, but I can promise that neither Norman nor I will ever leave Port Vale in a financially precarious position.
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