Port Vale: Calvin Andrew set to commit his future to the Valiants
MICKY Adams says he has secured two for the price of one after persuading Calvin Andrew to stay at Port Vale.
The former Crystal Palace striker has agreed to extend his short-term deal until the end of the season.
And the Valiants boss says the versatility of Andrew, who can also play in midfield, was a key factor in the decision.
The 26-year-old initially signed a two-month contract at the end of November and has made 10 appearances for the club without scoring.
"Calvin probably hasn't had the number of starts he would have wanted since he joined us," said boss Micky Adams.
"But he always gives his all and he's versatile, so it gives me a few options.
"He can play up front and we've used him in left midfield, where he's done a good job."
The powerfully-built Andrew was without a club when he signed for Vale, having been released by Palace in the summer.
He graduated through the ranks at Luton in 2004 and has spent loan spells at Grimsby, Bristol City, Brighton, Millwall, Swindon and Leyton Orient.
Adams is continuing to scour the transfer market in a bid to further strengthen his squad before the end of the month.
But the Vale boss remains keen to keep his star players at the club and reported there had still been no interest in striker Tom Pope.
The front man, who scored his 27th goal of the season in Vale's 2-2 draw at Wimbledon on Thursday, has been the subject of speculation.
"I've heard and read stories about Tom Pope," said Adams. "He's supposed to be going here, there and everywhere.
"The simple fact is we've not had any bids for any of our players."
PORT Vale's League Two clash at home to Bradford City, which was called off last weekend, will now be played on Tuesday, March 5 (7.45pm).