Port Vale youngster Dan Turner is back training with the Valiants after the early termination of his loan spell at Falkirk.
Turner failed to make a league appearance in Scotland due to problems with injuries.
He was loaned to the club on a half-season loan in the summer with Neil Aspin telling him to go and impress and force himself into first-team reckoning in the New Year.
However, the 20 year-old’s spell at Falkirk was hit with bad luck. Turner played in the first fixtures of the season – Scottish League Cup games – but then suffered a hamstring injury. Falkirk then sacked the manager who had appointed him and Turner fell out of favour. He was one of four Falkirk players to be released this week.
However, Turner may have to impress Neil Aspin with performances for the Vale reserves as FA rules mean that the striker will be ineligible to play for the Vale first-team until January.