Our ratings out of ten for the thirteen Port Vale new boys…
8.5/10 Amoo (right) has been ever-present and has chipped in with three goals. Unquestionably the most successful signing so far this season. Let’s hope the fitness issues which disrupted his spell at Cambridge don’t reoccur at Burslem.
8/10 A strong start as Bennett has scored goals and achieved the near-impossible task of ousting Tom Pope as the focal point of the attack. A wholehearted player, he poses a more mobile threat than 34 year-old Pope.
6.5/10 It seems trite to give a player a mark based on thirty minutes of action but Archer showed real promise and could be a real asset in the future. Has a fine turn of pace and the strength to be not knocked off the ball. Watch this space.
6/10 Some generally steady performances, nice touches and one goal so far, but nothing earth shattering… Four of his five appearances have been less than thirty minutes as the injury-plagued forward gains match fitness. It will be interesting to see how the forward fares when fully match fit.
6/10 Quiet and unassuming, it has been a steady rather than spectacular start from the local lad. However, two starts and three sub appearances indicates how highly he is regarded by John Askey. That could be because Lloyd is an invaluable utility man who can cover a number of positions.
6/10 Evans did OK in a central midfield role on Tuesday. Manager John Askey thinks he will thrive if he believes in himself more. Like Lloyd, his ability to play in multiple positions makes him a useful squad player.
6/10 The Nottingham Forest teenager’s career is only just beginning but he has already earned praise from manager John Askey. He will doubtless be keen to build upon his first start in senior football during his spell with the Valiants.
6/10 He endured a shaky start to his full debut on Tuesday night but coped well for remainder of the game. A player who looks to play the ball of defence he’s going to have his work cut out to break up the first-choice duo of Smith and Legge.
Scott Burgess, Rhys Browne, Shaun Brisley, Jonny Maddison, Alex Hurst
N/A No appearances and therefore no score so far for the quintet.