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Port Vale FC Confirm 2022/23 Retained List

9 May 2023

Club News

Port Vale FC Confirm 2022/23 Retained List

9 May 2023

Following the conclusion of the 2022/23 season, Port Vale Football Club can confirm the retained list, with the club currently in conversation with several first team players and their representatives.

The following first-team players remain contracted to Port Vale FC beyond June 2023:

Aidan Stone

Lewis Cass

Nathan Smith

Tom Conlon

Funso Ojo

Will Forrester

Gavin Massey

Ellis Harrison

Tommy McDermott

James Plant

The following players are out of contract this summer but remain in conversation with the club with regards to renewed terms:

Dan Jones

David Worrall

Ben Garrity

James Wilson

Mal Benning

The following players will be leaving Port Vale FC following the conclusion of their contracts this summer:

Jamie Proctor

Rory Holden

Tom Pett

Derek Agyakwa

Sammy Robinson

Lucas Covolan

The following players currently on loan at Vale Park will return to their parent clubs at the end of their respective loan agreements this summer:

Aaron Donnelly (Nottingham Forest)

Matty Taylor (Oxford United)

Mipo Odubeko (West Ham United)

Jack Stevens (Oxford United)

Danny Butterworth (Blackburn Rovers)

Dennis Politic (Cremonese)

Director of Football, David Flitcroft said: “On behalf of the club, the board would like to thank the 2022/23 playing squad and backroom staff for the work they have put in this season which saw us achieve our prior objective of retaining our Sky Bet League One status for next year.

“This part of the year is always a difficult time in football where we say goodbye to players that have played a huge part in our history. They leave with gratitude and best wishes of everybody at the club for the way they have committed themselves to grow and progress Port Vale over the past two years and we wish them nothing but success in the future.

“We’d also like to extend thanks to Nottingham Forest, Oxford United, West Ham United, Blackburn Rovers and Cremonese for allowing their players to play for us on loan this season. We look forward to further developing our working relationship with these clubs.

“The players return to their respective clubs having experienced an environment where they have been able to showcase their ability and we’d like to thank and wish them the best for their futures.”

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