Port Vale: McDonald goes out on loan
PORT Vale defender Clayton McDonald has been allowed to join League Two rivals Bristol Rovers on loan.
The giant 24-year-old will stay at the Memorial Ground until the end of the season.
Vale have a clause in place which means they could recall the 6ft 6in centre-half after the first 28 days of the loan spell if required.
McDonald, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has played 26 times for Vale this season.
But he has been edged out of the first-team picture following the arrivals of experienced pair Darren Purse and Liam Chilvers.
He graduated through the ranks at Manchester City and spent loan spells at Macclesfield and Chesterfield before joining Walsall.
He arrived at Vale Park in July, 2011 and has made a total of 59 appearances for the club, including 26 this season.