His transfer record was patchy but during his brief spell, Neil Aspin did bring some talent to the club.
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Aspin finally addressed an issue which had been affecting Vale since January 2017 and the departure of Jak Alnwick – a reliable number one keeper. He opted for the experienced Scott Brown, who had helped Wycombe to promotion the previous season and it proved to be an inspired signing. Brown finished the season with four awards including the club’s player of the year award.
Aspin’s forrays into non-league were somewhat hit and miss – the signing of Ricky Miller being just one example of a signing which didn’t work. However, the addition of Oyeleke was a clever move. Although the midfielder has been hit by injuries, when fit, he is a key performer for the Valiants in the midfield engineroom.
One of the most impressive loan additions of recent years, Clark impressed so much that Vale made multiple attempts to secure the player on a permanent deal. An energetic youngster, Clark soon made the right-back position his own as he made 45 appearances for the club.
A proven performer at this level, Legge was another sensible addition to the Vale squad by Aspin. The veteran has undoubtedly helped some of the younger Vale defenders and has been a regular in the side, making thirty seven appearances in his first season for the Valiants.
It’s trickier to pick a fifth clearly successful Aspin signing, but out of the other additions we’ve opted for local lad Tom Conlon. The former trialist did enough to earn an extension to his contract and has also been a regular this season. However, others may feel that fellow midfielder Luke Joyce also has claims to be in this list.