With the season behind us, there are plenty of moves and news throughout the leagues. OVF picks out several stories featuring former Valiants.
Morsy is Spireites Player of the Year
Midfielder Sam Morsy was named as Chesterfield’s Player of the Year on Sunday. Morsy played 32 times during Vale’s promotion season but fell out of favour in the final third of the campaign. He joined the Spireites in the summer playing 39 times, scoring twice and acheiving his second, successive promotion as Chesterfield went up as League Two champions. Chesterfield have also signed former Vale youth-teamer Charlie Raglan from FC United of Manchester.
Clarke, Vincent released
Former loanee Peter Clarke is one of eight players released by Huddersfield Town. The 32 year-old spent a spell on loan at Vale while he was on Everton’s books. Meanwhile, Cheltenham have released former Vale winger Ashley Vincent.
Burge exits Exiles
Former Valiant Ryan Burge has been linked with a move to Luton Town after leaving League Two side Newport County. Burge confirmed he was leaving Newport earlier this month. The Hatters could be the eighth British club for the “well-travelled” 25 year-old.
Southport opt for Foyle
Martin Foyle has been appointed as the new manager of Southport after John Coleman’s departure. Foyle and assistant Andy Porter left cash-strapped Hereford United earlier in the season.
Play-off joy and heartache
FC Halifax (managed by Neil Aspin and featuring Paul Marshall) lost out in the Conference play-off semi-finals as did Clayton McDonald’s Grimsby side. However, it is good news for Lee Sinnott, James Lawrie, Simon Richman and Kyle Perry after Altrincham reached the final of the Conference North play-offs.