Port Vale are interested in the possibility of signing Aston Villa defender Mitch Clark on a permanent basis after the 20-year-old made a strong impact in his time with the club. The defender has been able to play as a wing back and as a fullback on both sides. James Gibbons was recently replaced by Mitch Clark on the right side to great effect. As a result, the 20-year-old has been able to play in almost every match for Port Vale since making the switch to the League Two outfit in August. It has so far been a struggling season for Port Vale but the club have been able to remain outside the bottom three in the last few weeks – thanks to the victories over Yeovil Town and Mansfield Town.
After having played such a crucial role inPort Vale’s survival hopes so far this season, it is not a surprise that the club are interested in bringing Clark on a permanent basis.Port Vale’s assistant manager Dave Kevan claims that a bid from his club should be coming up in the next few weeks. Since youngsters do not receive many opportunities, they need to grab every chance that come their way and Clark has been able to do exactly that, according to Kevan.
Interestingly, “Clark will be out of contract at the end of the season and Port Vale will be able to sign him for an attractive price.“Mitch has done great. It was a strange one, James Gibbons was so unlucky that he had that problem with his back and Mitch has grasped the opportunity. That is all you can ask from any of your players.Mitch has done well recently and it is a similar “situation to Adam Crookes". Whether we could prolong their time with us, it is something that we would definitely be thinking about,” said Kevan.