Rob Fielding says that the Jordan Hugill fee justifies the creation of a development squad and that fans and owner should now show some patience with the club’s focus on developing non-league talent.
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The Port Vale development squad was a short-lived experiment but it did produce striker Jordan Hugill who provided significant transfer revenue for the club when he was sold on to West Ham United.
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OVF editor Rob Fielding isn’t disappointed that Vale haven’t produced a string of headline-grabbing signings this summer. Instead, he praises the relatively unsung, long-term work that has gone on this summer and feels that it bodes well for the future of the club.