Port Vale manager Neil Aspin says he made enquiries about former Vale forward Louis Dodds and Peterborough forward Ricky Miller during the transfer window.
Both moves were rejected by the players’ clubs. Dodds left Shrewsbury to join Chesterfield on an 18-month contract while former Dover striker Miller signed on loan at Mansfield for the rest of the season.
Aspin told the media: One of the players I tried to sign in the transfer window was Ricky Miller who I know from my non-league days…
“There are players that of course you would love to bring in, but let’s be realistic.
“We are in League Two in a relegation fight and the club has unfortunately gone down from the heights it was years ago. Those days are gone, we need to live in the present not the past.”