Defensive problems mount for Vale as Tom Anderson is recalled

Port Vale are facing a shortage in central defence after Burnley loanee Tom Anderson was recalled by his parent club.

The departure of Gavin Gunning plus Anderson’s departure leaves Vale with just Nathan Smith, Joe Davis, Antony Kay and Zac Jules as central defensive options.

It now looks likely that Neil Aspin will look to add one, possibly two defenders to his squad.

A press release on Anderson’s departure reads:

Port Vale can confirm that defender, Tom Anderson, has returned to his parent club Burnley FC after being recalled from his loan.

Tom Anderson joined the club on a season long loan on the transfer deadline day in August, however Burnley had the option to recall the defender in January and have decided to exercise that.

We would like to thank Tom for his efforts whilst at Vale Park, and everyone at the club wishes him the best in the future.