Port Vale youngster goes out on loan

Port Vale have loaned out young left-back Graham Kelly for the second time this season.

Kelly spent a spell on loan with Bradford PA earlier this season but he has now linked up with National League side Southport for the remainder of the campaign.

A Port Vale club statement confirmed:

Port Vale can confirm defender Graham Kelly has joined National League North side Southport on loan for the rest of the 2017/2018 season.

The defender will be linking up with manager Kevin Davies, assistant coach and former Port Vale player, Jon McCarthy.

The Valiants signed Kelly on an initial one-year contract after he was released from Sheffield United in the summer.

Also capped by the Republic of Ireland’s U18 and U19 sides at international level, the 20-year old joins Southport with great potential and he will be hopeful of impressing.

The club wish Graham the best of luck during his loan spell.