National League side Torquay United have signed Port Vale defender Nathan Smith on a three-month loan deal.
Smith, 19, signed a two-year contract at Vale Park in June, having spent most of last season on loan at non-league Stafford Rangers.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for Nathan to go out, develop and hone his skills," said Vale boss Rob Page.
"We see a lot of potential in him and he is certainly someone we're excited about for the future."
Smith's addition takes the number of summer signings at Plainmoor to eight.
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