Vale sign two players

Port Vale have today signed two players.

They have brought in experienced defender Shaun Brisley.

The 29-year-old made his professional debut for Macclesfield Town, his hometown club, in March 2008 and his development over the subsequent four years led to then-Championship side Peterborough United signing him for a fee in the region of £300,000.

Loan spells with Scunthorpe United, Leyton Orient and Northampton Town were followed by a move to Carlisle United for a season.

He then joined former Notts County boss Kevin Nolan at Meadow Lane on a two-year deal. Brisley would go onto make over 50 appearances for the Magpies.

Manager John Askey is pleased to have added a well establised defender to the ranks.

“Shaun’s had past experience, he’s played in the Championship, the first division and this level as well. He’s got experience so somebody like Shaun could be ideal for us, because if we brought in another young defender the back four could end up being too young. I feel as though we do need to make sure we’ve got enough from now until January.”

The Valiants have also signed Jake Taylor.

The midfielder has joined on loan from Nottingham Forest until January.

He impressed during  a trial period before the start of the season.

Manager John Askey said: “He’s been in with us and trained so we know all about him, we played against him and obviously we’ve got good contacts with Forest.

"He impressed us during training here, he's young and eager to get some experience in men’s football as this is his first move from Nottingham Forest. Hopefully he'll take this opporunity with both hands and show us all what he's capable of."




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