Manager Rob Page has said he wants to talk to Watford about extending the loan spell of striker Uche Ikpeazu.
Ikpeazu has enjoyed a good start to his Vale career with six goals in 16 games but he is only on loan until January.
We are helping their centre-forward progress and it is helping us in the short term as well, which will inevitably have a longer impact for Watford…
Page told the Sentinel: “I think it’s the way we have treated the lad and what we have done for him since he’s been here that is most important.
“We are helping their centre-forward progress and it is helping us in the short term as well, which will inevitably have a longer impact for Watford.
“I think they can see that what we have done for him so far is obviously helping to make him a better player. So hopefully there is something to be done there.
“He is a terrific lad and a good player. He is a fans’ favourite and understandably so.”