Vale duo loaned out
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Port Vale have allowed Richard Walker and Christian Smith to head out on loan.
Walker has dropped down to League Two to spend the rest of the season at Wrexham, while Smith has linked up with Northwich Victoria in the Conference.
Smith has recently returned from a spell with Northwich's Conference rivals Cambridge United, while Walker has not played for Vale's first team since early January due to injury.
Vale boss Martin Foyle feels both players will benefit from loans away from the club, with Walker in particular expected to relish his stint with Wrexham.
"We have decided to send Richard out on loan for some much-needed practice," Foyle told the club's official website.
"He has missed quite a few games recently due to niggling injuries and this will give him the chance to get a few games under his belt as we look forward to next season."