Port Vale: Micky Adams seeks right man to boost League Two promotion bid
MICKY Adams is keen to add to his promotion-chasing squad, but the Port Vale boss is finding it hard to get the right man.
Adams brought midfielder Anthony Griffith back to the club on Monday, and has been given the go-ahead for another loan before the March 28 transfer deadline.
"We're making inquiries, but it's difficult to find the right type of player," said Adams.
"We've got a decent squad already, so we need someone who will improve the team and not the squad. We don't want someone who will just make the numbers up."
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Adams will have to make at least one change for today's home game against Southend (3pm), but it could be three.
Skipper Doug Loft is banned following his red card against Bradford in midweek, but Vale could also be without full-backs Richard Duffy (ankle) and Dan Jones (knee).
Adam Yates stands by should either fail to recover in time.
"We have options, particularly to replace Lofty," added Adams. "Some of the players who we could throw in have been dying for a game and they might get an opportunity.
"Ryan Burge has recovered from the virus that forced him to miss the Bradford game, Sam Morsy is itching to play, Chris Shuker was in midfield when we went on that long run unchanged at the start of the season and there's Chris Birchall, who we've not really seen yet."
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