Transfer Outgoings Confirmed
All players below had their contracts terminated by owner/chairman Sevda Famahov;
Michael Brown – MID
Adam Yates – DEF
Ben Purkiss – MID
Chris Birchall – MID
Richard Duffy - DEF
Colin Daniel – WNG
Achille Campion – ATT
Sam Johnson – GK
Lloyd Ryan – WNG
JJ Hopper – ATT
Ryan Boot – GK
vs. Leeds (H) 1-0
vs. Northampton (H) 1-1
vs. AFC Telford Utd (A) 0-1
vs. Plymouth Argyle (H) 1-0
vs. Kidsgrove (H) 3-0
Player of Pre-Season
Coosemans had a good pre-season for his loan side, averaging a 7.34 over four games, the only game he missed was the friendly against AFC Telford which ended in a surprising 0-1 defeat to the Valiants. Coosemans finest performance came against Championship side Leeds United where he pulled of a string of saves in the dying moments of the game to win it or his side.
RAZAK JOINS PORT VALE
Former Manchester City player Abdul Razak has joined Port Vale on a 2-year deal where he’ll be on just under 1.5k per week. Razak is somewhat of a journeyman playing for 9 different clubs sides in Europe including Anzhi Makhachkala of Russia and OFI Crete of Greece. Razak is a full Ivory Coast international earning 5 caps for his country, he has lived in England since the age of 5 however and he is cousins with Wifried Zaha of Crystal Palace where they played together in the youth sides.
Nico Yennaris was also brought in on a one-year-loan from Championship club Brentford FC.
SUPAN-SMITH LOSES FIRST GAME IN CHARGE OF PORT VALE
Henry Supan-Smith will want to forget his first league game in charge of Port Vale having had the majority of the scoring chances in the match.
Crewe: Garrat, Davis, Guthrie, Nugent, Baillie, King, Smith, Fox, Turton, Haber, Dalle Valle > Subs
Used: Ray, Atkinson, Colclough.
Scorers: Dalle Valle (10), Haber (23), Colclough (90+3)
Port Vale: Coosemans, Demetriou, Touré, Streete, Kelly, Grant, O’Connor, Razak, Pandor,
Overtoom, Clarke-Harris > Subs Used: Fivet, Santos, Emmaunel-Thomas
Scorers: Overtoom (62)
Cards: Grant (63), Touré (89)
Supan Smith thoughts: “we knew it would be tough with the guys having only played together a handful of times, I don’t want to critise early on. I was impressed with the number of chances we created though. Yes, that was one positives yeah.”