Vital Football

Latest Port Vale News

Vale Hit By Richards Blow

Vale Hit By Richards Blow

The Valiants have suffered a massive blow with the news that inspirational captain Marc Richards has opted to join League Two rivals Chesterfield on a two year deal. The 29 year old has rejected an improved deal with the Vale to become the Spireites top earner following their relegation form League One last season. Richards has been Vale`s leading scorer over the last four seasons and has shown commendable loyalty during a difficult period in Vale`s history. Rejecting moves to Shrewsbury Town and Crawley Town following the club`s slide into administration. However, the news will be a bitter pill to swallow for all Vale supporters and manager Micky Adams, who has the unenviable task of rebuilding a squad decimated by the departures of Richards, Sean Rigg and Anthony Griffith.

Chesterfield Chief Executive Chris Turner spoke of his delight at securing the deal: "I am absolutely delighted that Marc Richards has decided to join the Spireites."

"We have had to fight off competition from several League One and League Two clubs to get his signature but he is a natural goalscorer and the type of player who will bring his experience to side intent on pushing for promotion."



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tom
Date:Wednesday May 23 2012
Time: 10:51PM

Comments

0
ouch, that has to hurt, nothing worse than losing your captain. :(
The Fear
24/05/2012 14:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Port Vale Articles

Port Vale Duo To Serve A Suspension This Week - 15/12/17

Port Vale duo Cristian Montano and James Gibbons will be out of action this week as they serve an automatic suspension.

Montano In Team Of The Week (12/12/17)

Port Vale are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Storm Caroline To Disrupt Weekend Action?

Fans are being urged to pay attention to the weather reports this weekend with parts of the United Kingdom set for snow.

League 2 PFA Player Of The Month Vote (Nov)

It's that time of the month again where Vital Football readers can help decide last month's PFA Player of the Month Award for League Two.

Port Vale Archived Articles

Vital Vale articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Vale
Write For Vital Vale
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Port Vale v Colchester
Suggested By:
Port Vale win67%
Colchester win18%
Draw15%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Port Vale Results (view all)

Port Vale Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League