Port Vale manager Neil Aspin has said he would be interested in a return to Vale Park for loanee Kyle Howkins.
Aspin told the Sentinel newspaper: “I have said all along from last year that I would take Kyle Howkins if we could. I don’t think that has changed.
“He has had a knee operation and we keep in touch with West Brom because he is a player who did well for us last season. Bringing him in would only strengthen the squad.
“I am not pushing for anyone on loan who is in that position, but I think it would be silly not to take him if we could.”