Vital Football

Latest Port Vale News

Hugill Set For Vale Exit

Hugill Set For Vale Exit

The Valiants have been a handed a further contract blow with the news that striker Jordan Hugill has rejected a deal and will leave the club.

Following the departures of Doug Loft, Billy Knott and Jennison Myrie-Williams, this news comes as perhaps more of a surprise. The 22 year old was playing for Marske United a year ago before joining Vale on a development contract. A spell out on loan at Gateshead persuaded manager Micky Adams to recall the bustling centre forward and he made an immediate impression on his entry to League One football.

Hugill ended the campaign with 5 goals from 8 starts and 16 substitute appearances. With a Micky Adams pre-season to look forward to it was hoped that Hugill would emerge fitter and sharper as he continued his development with the Valiants. It will be interesting to note his next move. With Tom Pope likely to keep Hugill out of the side, he may well feel it is beneficial to seek first team football elsewhere, in all probability at a lower level. That would arguably be a brave move. Moving to a club where he is likely to taste less first team action than at Vale, with Preston North End one of those linked, would seem a short-sighted move, which would benefit his agent more than anyone else.

Adams was fairly sanguine about the development, but expressed some surprise that Hugill has elected to leave. Speaking to The Sentinel

"It is disappointing. After the part we played in the last year of getting him to where he is and getting him noticed, we look like losing out on him.

"That is football. Yes I am disappointed, but after discussions with his agent it looks like he will be moving.

"We spent a lot of time and effort with Jordan last season, but we will have to accept it. Nobody ever has to sign at a club. He obviously thinks it is better to move elsewhere, or his agent does.'



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

Writer:Tom
Date:Friday June 13 2014
Time: 10:35PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Port Vale Articles

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

500,000+ Season Tickets Sold In 2016/17

More than 500,000 Season Tickets were sold in the Football League pyramid for the 2016/17 season.

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw Next Monday

The third round draw for the 2016/17 FA Cup will take place on Monday evening.

How Do Port Vale Fare In The BBC's 2016 Survey?

The BBC's Price Of Football survey for 2016 was released a week last Wednesday evening and as ever they looked at everything from the price of tickets through to the price of pies...

Archived Vital Vale 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 win75%
Colchester win20%
Draw5%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 20 13 5 2 44 24
2 Bolton 20 12 4 4 40 12
3 Sheff Utd 20 11 5 4 38 12
4 Bradford 20 9 8 3 35 9
5 Rochdale 20 9 3 8 30 2
6 Peterborough 19 8 5 6 29 7
7 Wimbledon 20 7 8 5 29 6
8 Fleetwood 20 8 5 7 29 5
9 Millwall 19 8 4 7 28 1
10 Southend 20 7 7 6 28 -1
11 Charlton 19 6 9 4 27 7
12 Port Vale 20 7 6 7 27 -5
13 Bristol Rovers 20 7 6 7 27 -6
14 Oxford 20 7 5 8 26 0
15 Gillingham 20 7 5 8 26 -3
16 Walsall 20 6 8 6 26 -5
17 Northampton 20 6 6 8 24 0
18 Swindon 20 6 5 9 23 -7
19 MK Dons 20 5 6 9 21 -5
20 Bury 20 6 2 12 20 -10
21 Coventry 20 4 7 9 19 -8
22 Chesterfield 20 5 3 12 18 -10
23 Oldham 19 3 8 8 17 -10
24 Shrewsbury 20 3 6 11 15 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Port Vale Results (view all)

Port Vale Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : AFC Wimbledon (a)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Walsall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Chesterfield (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 7 2017 3:00PM : Coventry City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football