Jack Stobbs becomes Michael Brown’s latest recruit at Port Vale as he continues to bolster his squad for the 2017/18 League Two campaign.
Stobbs comes in with a lot of experience and great pedigree despite his young age: “I’ve been at Sheffield [Wednesday] since I was a six year-old and I have played a few first-team games. I also captained the under 23’s to two titles last year.
“I just need to push on now and get that experience that I need and go from there really.”
The 20-year old has his sights firmly set on what he looks to achieve during his time here at Vale Park: “I’ll be looking straight away for my first start, first goal and things I need to get to push on.
“To get in the squad and start every week. I’ll be looking to provide assists, get crosses into the box and goals for myself as well.”
The club have had their eye on the winger for a while now and nothing was overlooked during their pursuit of him: “It [the deal] originally came about at the end of the last season, when I was playing in the final of the play-offs, and I know that Chris Morgan came to watch and said that they were showing a bit of interest.
“Then, since pre-season, it has took a lot longer to get going than expected but obviously I am glad to be here now.”
Despite only seeing his new teammates for the first time today in training, Stobbs is familiar with a few of the players and has already settled in: “It is nice to come in and feel comfortable and knowing a few of the lads helps and gives me someone to talk to.
“It is always nerve-wracking on your first day especially when you’ve always been at one club. But I had a good training session on my first morning and I am feeling comfortable.”
Stobbs will be looking to impress his new manager and coaches right from the off as he eyes a spot in the squad for Saturday’s trip to Chesterfield, as Vale look for their second away win in succession.