There is a lot wrong – new Port Vale owners appeal for patience

Port Vale’s new owners say they are “doing work now that should have been done in March” and have appealed for fans’ patience.

Carol and Kevin Shanahan took over earlier this month and have revealed the scale of their task and appealed for patience by fans as they undertake work “that should have been done in March.”

The couple also say that there will be a better system in place next season.

We have just arrived at a point in the year where so much work should be done and it isn’t done…

Talking to the Sentinel, Carol Shanahan said: “I remember some time ago in an interview being asked what would be the first thing we would do when we got to the Vale, and I said heal it.

“There is a lot wrong. If you just look at how the players are looked after. So, there is a lot we want to put in place for that.

“We have just arrived at a point in the year where so much work should be done and it isn’t done. So, I can understand fans being frustrated that managers haven’t yet been announced, the kit hasn’t yet been announced, the retained list was late, everything is not as would like it and not as it will be next season.

“We are doing work now that should have been done in March, so you are seeing a very concertinaed effect on the work we are doing.

“This season it has been getting everything together as much as we can. This is not how it will be in the future.”