Port Vale target loan deal after indifferent start

Port Vale manager Neil Aspin is looking to add a new face to his squad this week, but with just 48 hours to go until the window shuts, he doesn’t have a lot of time.

The former Gateshead manager has seen his side struggle to adapt with so many new faces, currently sitting 15th in the table with two wins and three defeats behind them, as well as a fourth defeat in the Carabao Cup.

They’ll sit out tonight’s second round after being hammered 4-0 by Lincoln City in the opening stage and Aspin will use that time to address the ratio of two defeats to every win.

They lost 1-0 to Tranmere at the weekend which prompted Aspin to discuss new faces, although not specify where he wanted to strengthen.

“We actually have been trying to get another player in this week and we will continue to do that next week.” he told the Stoke Sentinel.

The Valiants currently have Louis Dodds, Scott Quigley Idris Kanu and Mitchell Clark on loan, so rule permit them just one more borrowed player.  

Our View

It would be madness for a League Two side not to use the loan market to its capacity, if budget allows.

The problem at Vale is inconsistency though, they’re a new squad who have yet to blend together. In this cut throat world of management, one can only hope Aspin is given the time to see the fruits of his labour.

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