Micky Adams has added another face to his Port Vale squad ahead of the window for loan signings closing at 5pm.
Liam Chilvers, 31, will be no stranger to Port Vale supporters, having spent a successful loan spell at Vale Park in 2011, making 12 appearances.
The central defender joins on loan from Telford United and will stay with the Valiants until January 5th. Chilvers will go straight into the squad for this weekend's fixture against Aldershot.
Said Micky Adams: "We know from working with Liam previously that he will add a calm and experienced head to the defence, having played for the majority of his career in a higher division.
"He also knows the Club and our aspirations and I, along with the rest of the staff and players, are looking forward to working with him until the New Year.
"After a frustrating spell, we are now in the position where we can bring in new players and I thank the new owners for allowing us to act swiftly to do that."
Liam has been playing at Telford this season after he was released by Notts County last year, but he is delighted to be back at Vale Park.
He told the Official Website: “An opportunity came up pretty quickly and I have to say thank you to Telford. They have had to do a little bit of stuff there, paperwork-wise so all that has had to come together and I am delighted to be back.
“It wasn’t a difficult decision to make. When I went to Telford we had an agreement that I was helping them out and if a league team came in and offered something, if they could they would help me to move on.
“Once we had cleared that up and they had agreed to it all then it was a pretty easy decision to make.
“The fact that I had been here before was one of the things that made it so easy to come back. I came her and enjoyed it and still know some of the lads from last time and the management.
“I know what the gaffer wants from me and I know that he is going to be a positive influence on me.
“If everything goes well for and the club enjoy having me here and it is something that works well for both of us, then I would like to stay here.
“Obviously that is dependent on how things go during my loan period here, but hopefully it will go well.”