Investment will galvanise Port Vale squad - Mark Grew

Port Vale assistant manager Mark Grew
Mark Grew ended last season as caretaker manager of Port Vale

Port Vale assistant manager Mark Grew believes the prospect of new investment at the club will galvanise the current squad of players at Vale Park.

"If you can see new investment coming in and it might mean more players, they're going to work harder to keep their place," he told BBC Radio Stoke.

Talks between the Vale board and an unnamed group of investors are ongoing.

According to acting chairman Mike Lloyd, a successful deal would see a seven-figure sum invested in the club.

"We're in a very delicate stage of negotiations but in the next two weeks we should have some news coming in," Lloyd told BBC Radio Stoke prior to Saturday's 4-1 victory over Accrington.

"The club has to move forward and you need investment to do that.

"This will not just be for the club, it will be for the club and for the community and I really want to stress that."

Port Vale revealed on 12 August that a condition of the negotiations being successful would be for former chairman Bill Bratt to resign as a director.

Fellow director Glenn Oliver also confirmed that he will not apply for re-election on to the board of directors at the club's AGM at the end of the year.

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