Top marks for Port Vale after impressive transfer moves

Top marks for Port Vale after impressive transfer moves

OVF editor Rob Fielding celebrates an impressive week of transfer business by Port Vale FC.

Rob Fielding writes…

Port Vale FC can be forgiven for feeling happy with themselves after an impressive week of transfer work.

This week has caused many fans to look forward to the new season with renewed optimism…

When Tom Pope decided to join Bury earlier on this summer, the “doom and gloom” mongerers came out in force, but the last seven days have done a lot to address the problem. This week’s activity has caused many fans to look forward to the new season with renewed optimism.

The departure of the promising but increasingly frustrating Ben Williamson hasn’t caused too many tears to be shed.

Signing a mixture of experience and potential in Chris Birchall and Sam Kelly was fair enough.

Adding the huge potential of defender Remie Streete was a real coup, while signing Yeovil’s player of the year Sam Foley was a most welcome surprise.

Manager Rob Page and chairman Norman Smurthwaite deserve praise for their hard work…

However, the icing on the cale was the signature of key midfielder Michael O’Connor.

The Valiants still need strengthening, particularly upfront, but judged on this week’s impressive transfer business, manager Rob Page and chairman Norman Smurthwaite deserve praise for their hard work.