Ben Whitfield & Lewis Hardcastle: Port Vale add youngsters to squad
Port Vale have added former AFC Bournemouth winger Ben Whitfield and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Lewis Hardcastle to their squad.
Free-agent Whitfield, 22, joins on a two-year contract, having spent last season on loan at Vale Park, where he scored four goals in 37 matches.
Hardcastle, 20, has agreed a season-long loan with the League Two side.
He has played three times for Blackburn's Under 23s in the EFL Trophy and been on loan at Salford City.
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