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Oliver Arblaster Joins The Valiants on a Season-Long Loan

17 July 2023

Club News

Oliver Arblaster Joins The Valiants on a Season-Long Loan

17 July 2023

Port Vale FC are delighted to confirm that midfielder, Oliver Arblaster, has joined the Valiants on a season-long loan from Premier League side, Sheffield United.

A product of the Sheffield United Academy, Arblaster, 19, made his professional debut for The Blades in the 2022/23 season, featuring in the Second Round of the Carabao Cup against West Brom following a brief spell on loan at Bradford Park Avenue.

Prior to his professional debut, the highly-regarded youngster captained Sheffield United's U18s to the Professional Development League title, picking up a number of international appearances for England's U18s in the process.

Port Vale FC Manager, Andy Crosby, said:

“Oliver is a player that possesses fantastic technical ability and shares the non-negotiable personal values that are required to be a member of the squad here at Port Vale.

“His maturity as a player and person are years ahead of his age and he has a real desire to continuously develop himself both on and off the pitch; we are excited to welcome him into the squad and to work closely with him over this upcoming season.”

Port Vale FC’s Director of Football, David Flitcroft added:

“Olly is a midfielder we have been tracking as part of our recruitment process.

"We have scoured the emerging talent of the Under 21s market and Olly's quality, commitment and drive was key to us wanting to secure his signature.

"He offers a skillset that compliments our midfield grouping and allows us flexibility in team selection, rotation and change of formation.

“He is a player that has great potential ahead of him we would like like to thank Paul Heckingbottom of Sheffield United for entrusting us with the further development of him and we look forward to seeing him develop on and off the pitch throughout his time with the club.”

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