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Adam Crookes signed on loan for the Vale from Nottingham Forest to become Neil Aspin's first signing of the 2019 January transfer window.
Crookes hit the ground running from the get go, making his Football League debut for the Valiants in a 1-0 win over Crawley Town. Starting as a left centre back in a back five, his performance against the The Red's earned him plenty of plaudits.
Neil Aspin said after the game: "I can't think of anyone who's really played better on their debut, I thought he was excellent. Everything he did was good, he was positive, composed on the ball, he was strong and defended well."
Crookes joined the Vale after struggling to get minutes during a loan spell at Lincoln City for the opening half of the 2018/2019 season.