National League side Altrincham have announced the signing of Port Vale midfielder Danny Whitehead on loan.
A John Askey signing in 2021, the midfielder was one of three players to be transfer listed in the summer.
An Altrincham statement said:
Altrincham’s midfield options have been significantly bolstered by the month-long loan signing of Danny Whitehead from Port Vale, subject to FA, EFL and National League approval.
The 27-year old, a versatile, energetic central midfielder, has joined the Robins in time for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie at Southport and has been given the all-clear to play in the competition, if selected.
He arrives at The J.Davidson Stadium, and goes straight into tomorrow’s squad, eager to revitalise a career that began in spectacular style at Stockport County a decade ago.
Such was his impact in his first two seasons at Edgeley Park, scoring six goals in a total of 59 appearances, that West Ham signed him for an undisclosed fee in June 2013 on the recommendation of former County boss Dietmar Hamman.
He made just one appearance for the Hammers – an FA Cup defeat by Nottingham Forest the following January – before leaving Upton Park for spells with Accrington Stanley, Macclesfield Town and Wigan Athletic.