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Port Vale boss John Askey has said getting three points against Northampton Town on Saturday is his only focus, despite the turmoil surrounding Vale Park.
Port Vale fans are calling for the club’s new owner to have a “long term vision”.
The club was put up for sale in December 2015, and talks are continuing with a potential buyer.
Port Vale fans are worried their club might be separated from Vale Park by owner Norman Smurthwaite.
Smurthwaite has announced he intends to sell the League One club, but also owns deeds to the stadium in Burslem.
Port Vale Football Club owner Norman Smurthwaite has revealed he has a “gentlemen’s agreement” with boss Micky Adams to stay in charge of the Valiants next season.
Speaking on BBC Radio Stoke, the outspoken chairman answered questions from fans calling, emailing or texting into the radio station as he looked to open communications between club and supporters.
The chairman of Port Vale Supporters Club said she backs chairman Norman Smurthwaite despite off-the-pitch turmoil.
The Valiants have been placed under a transfer embargo for the remainder of the season, Mr Smurthwaite’s Twitter account said he was questioning his future and manager Micky Adams has not had his contract renewed.
Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite tweeted that his future at the club may be in doubt.
Millionaire Smurthwaite took to Twitter to say he was tired about “another crisis at Vale” and may “consider his position.”
Port Vale manager Micky Adams has hit back at the proposed budget cuts put forward by Vale’s chairman earlier this week.
The FA has dropped a probe into allegations of racist chanting by Port Vale fans at a Bradford City game in August.
But the Vale Park club has been warned future incidents could result in sanctions including fines, closing parts of the ground, or even points docking.
Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite met senior officers from Staffordshire Police this week in the wake of the disturbances after the visit of Wolves to Vale Park