Port Vale manager left frustrated by the January transfer window


Port Vale caretaker manager Michael Brown was unhappy with his club’s business despite signing four players in the closing days of the January transfer window.

QPR duo Alex Prohouly and Olamide Shodipo signed along with former Stoke City player Danny Pugh and highly- rated Celtic goalkeeper Leo Fasan.

“I would have liked two or three more bodies with experience from the window but it wasn’t meant to be,” Brown said about the the Valiants’ transfer business.

“We were here from eight in the morning until 11:30pm on transfer deadline day trying to get deals done. One or two went right at 11 and that’s what were up against.

“As a young manager myself going into the last day and you lost two of your best players it’s hard to take.

“We spoke to a club about a striker in this league who’s maybe fourth choice and we still couldn’t get him because they’re heading towards the top of the league and want to keep him as part of their squad.”

Neither Prohouly or Fasan have played any first-team football for their respective sides, however Pugh will bring a wealth of experience and versatility to Vale.

Brown added: “We’ve got pace in the boys from QPR and a highly recommended goalkeeper from Celtic in Leo (Fasan).

“Obviously we’ve got Danny (Pugh) who can play four or five positions and he’s very experienced.”

Port Vale take on Peterborough at home on Saturday, with kick-off at 3pm.


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