Vale's latest signing, Lawrie Wilson, has revealed that manager Michael Brown was instrumental in bringing him to the club.
Despite various other offers from elsewhere, the former Bolton Wanderers man opted for a move to Vale Park and he is now looking ahead to a fresh challenge.
Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Buxton on Saturday, a game in which he featured for 45 minutes, Wilson spoke about how the deal came about.
He said: "I met with the gaffer a few times over the last couple of weeks and I had a couple of options that were open. Once I had spoken to Brown, it was a no-brainer really.
"He really sold the club to me, his style of play and the way he wants to manage and that's what I wanted to be a part of."
Throughout his career so far, Wilson has been utilised in a variety of positions and that is something he is willing to do in a Vale shirt.
"I honestly don't have a preference as to where I play, it's just a matter of getting into the team and helping in any possible way, he said.
"Any position the gaffer asks me to play I will always give everything I've got. It's better to be out there on the pitch than watching on from the bench."
Having been with the group for a few days now, Wilson has been impressed with the squad and the staff. As a player with previous experience of winning promotion, he knows just how vital everybody can be.
He said: "You have got to have people around the manager that makes it easier for some players to go and speak about things and open up.
"Having different kinds of people like we have here is great for the players and it creates a friendly environment. That makes you want to come to training and work hard, but most importantly it ensures you enjoy it."