Vale snap up duo
Lee Sinnott has purchased Rob Taylor and Anthony Griffith as he looks to rebuild his squad for League Two.
Last Updated: 29/04/08 6:23pm
Port Vale manager Lee Sinnott has purchased Rob Taylor and Anthony Griffith as he looks to rebuild his squad for next season's League Two campaign.
Left-sided midfielder Taylor has signed from Nuneaton after impressing for the reserves, while Griffith has joined from Doncaster after spending the season on loan with Halifax.
The pair will join up with The Valiants squad when they return for pre-season training.
Taylor told the club's official website: "I've signed a two-year contract and I'm excited about the prospect of playing for Port Vale.
"It's a massive opportunity for me, one that has come just at the right time for me as I have just finished my studies at university."
Griffith, 21, added: "I found out about the interest from Port Vale about a week ago and as soon as I heard I was jumping for joy. There has been some interest from one or two other clubs, but I can't wait to get out there and play football and show what I can do.
"I would describe myself as a hard-tackling midfielder with a similar style to Roy Keane and Paul Ince, but most of all I am a hard worker who will give my all."
Meanwhile, Sinnott has confirmed that he will not be offering new deals to six out-of-contract players.
The Valiants boss has stated that he was 'not in a position' to offer new contracts to David Mulligan, Joe Cardle, Robin Hulbert, George Pilkington, Adam Eckersley, Craig Rocastle, who left on Monday, and Colin Miles.
However, new deals have been offered to four players, and Ross Davidson has already put pen-to-paper on a contract extension.
"We are in negotiations with Danny Whitaker, Paul Harsley, David Howland and Luke Prosser and Ross Davidson has already signed," Sinnott confirmed.
"We are in dialogue with the four players already mentioned, but what has to be remembered is, and this is not bending people's arms behind their backs, we have to look at alternatives as well.
"That will be done concurrently because we can't wait forever. While we are waiting on their decisions, we will be working on alternatives, but that is just being sensible."