Sutton offered Vale deal

Adams feels defender has potential to develop

Adams: Offered Sutton deal

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Former Crewe Alexandra youngster Ritchie Sutton has been offered a short-term contract by Port Vale.

Sutton has been training with Vale during pre-season and has done enough to warrant a deal with Micky Adams' side.

The defender is due to travel with the squad to Ireland and Adams is keen to give the 24-year-old a chance to earn a longer deal.

"We have had a look at him and we think he has got a bit of potential," Adams told the club's official website.

"We are looking to develop him over the next few months and take it from there."