Young Vale striker Dan Turner has moved to Scottish Championship side Falkirk on loan.
Turner had a good start to last season before losing his place and the club feel that the opportunity of first-team football will help his development.
The club have also agreed a half-season loan with the idea that he could then become available for the club in the latter half of the season.
Earlier this week before the move was confirmed manager Neil Aspin told the Sentinel newspaper: “I realise that Dan did well at the start of last season but he would admit himself he probably didn’t do as well at times under me with the opportunities he had. But he is a player that we want to keep at the club, but we feel it is better for his own development if he goes out on loan.
“He has an opportunity to go to Falkirk on loan and play up in Scotland. I think regardless of his future here, as a player it will be good for his development.
“I think moving away from home as well will give him a different outlook and I think in terms of playing at that level of football it will do him good.
“The reason he will be going there is he can come back in the January and be an extra player for us and ready to get in the first team.”