The official Mansfield Town website is reporting that former Vale defender John McCombe has left the club by mutual consent.
McCombe left the Valiants in the summer to join Mansfield and signed a two-year contract with the Stags.
However, Mansfield manager Paul Cox has consistently opted not to pick either McCombe or fellow former Valiant George Pilkington in his starting line-up and McCombe has been restricted to just seven starts this season.
Ironically, another former Vale player, striker Calvin Andrew left Mansfield earlier this week.
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John McCombe Port Vale Factfile:
Time at club: 2008 to 2013
Bio: The tall defender was signed on a free transfer from Hereford United and quickly became a fans’ favourite. He was named player of the year in 2011 but was not retained after the club achieved promotion in 2013.