Caretaker manager Michael Brown says a “team” are trying to bring in new players but in the meantime he will work on improving the existing players’ fitness.
The Sentinel reports that Brown was alarmed at the low fitness levels among Vale players and the new coaching staff has reintroduced fitness monitoring in an attempt to improve levels.
Brown told the newspaper: “We are working every day, a team of us, to try to bring players in.”
However, in the meantime the caretaker aims to boost the fitness levels of the existing players who will be involved if replacements cannot be brought in. Brown commented: “Fitness wise we are extremely low. The stats are alarming on our GPS and that is one thing that is not helping us, but that takes time.
“We are back on GPS every day because we didn’t have that all season. They didn’t want to use them. So, now we have brought them in and the stats are extremely low, so we are trying very hard. But we have had games thick and fast so we can’t train that. So this week we will try to get a good load into them.”