Date: 2nd July 2012 at 9:30am
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While the Valiants await official confirmation from the Football League regarding Keith Ryder`s takeover, Micky Adams has agreed deals with three players as he starts to rebuild his squad. Although the deals cannot be sanctioned until Ryder`s deal is given the go ahead, the Vale boss has moved to secure agreements with Jennison Myrie-Williams, Ashley Vincent and Darren Murphy.

Myrie-Williams is well known to Vale supporters following his successful loan spell from Stevenage last season. The 24 year old made six appearances before returning to his parent club as Vale`s financial troubles became apparent. He has been joined by fellow wide player Vincent. Blighted by injury problems over recent seasons, Vincent had been seeking a return to the Midlands to be closer to his young family. The former Cheltenham Town winger experienced promotion from League Two with the Robins before making the switch to Colchester United, where he has spent the last three seasons. A move to League Two rivals Rotherham United had looked on the cards over recent weeks, so Adams will be delighted to secure his services. Both players will give Adams plenty of options in the wide areas, following the loss of Sean Rigg to Oxford United.

Meanwhile, Murphy joins on a 12 month deal following his release from Stevenage. The combative midfielder was another to struggle with injury last season, restricted to three appearances on loan at Aldershot Town. Adams told the Official Site, ‘All three players have committed to join us for the new campaign and that is a huge bonus for us.

‘Jennison impressed during his loan spell last season and I disappointed at the time that I wasn’t able to continue that. Ashley can play either up-front or on the wing so he will provide us with another attacking option, while I believe Darren will help to strengthen our midfield.

‘This is a new start for the club, both on and off the pitch, and I am pleased that all three players have committed their immediate futures to us.’