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Adams Set To Name Retained List

Adams Set To Name Retained List

With Micky Adams set to announce his retained list on Wednesday, several players will be anxiously awaiting their fate. Fourteen players are out of contract at Vale Park and the Vale boss is facing a difficult choice in rewarding those who have helped Vale win promotion and making a hard headed decision on who can make the step up to League One.

Some almost certainly seem set to leave the club. Clayton McDonald, Calvin Andrew and Kingsley James are all unlikely to receive new deals, though the fate of others is more unclear. Vale will no doubt need a fair bit of strengthening over the summer in order to compete in the league above. One area in need of particular attention is at centre half. Darren Purse and Liam Chilvers are both out of contract, while Adam Yates, who impressed towards the back end of the season, is another hoping for a new deal. Daniel Jones is said to be attracting interest from elsewhere, but he will be one Adams is keen to retain.

Skipper Doug Loft will no doubt be Iine for an extension, although the future of Louis Dodds, Anthony Griffith and Ben Williamson is a little more unclear. Griffith struggled to cement a place at Leyton Orient, although the Vale boss is a huge admirer of the midfielder. The popular Dodds has often found himself in and out of the starting line-up, but possesses much needed versatility and is one who would count himself particularly unlucky to be released. Williamson, while raw, clearly has the attributes to succeed, although whether that will be at Vale or another League Two club is open to debate. Chris Birchall is another who will be hopeful of having done enough to extend his stay, while the evergreen Lee Hughes looks set to be rewarded with a new deal as stipulated in his contract.

Regardless of the decision, there will be a huge amount of goodwill to those who move on to pastures new. With Vale in administration at the beginning of the season, many of the above had the opportunity to leave the club, yet chose to stay. We wish any of those released all the best in their future careers and thank them for their contributions to the Vale.



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Writer:Tom
Date:Tuesday April 30 2013
Time: 3:48PM

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