In-form Jason Stevens has turned down a move to junior side Bonnyrigg Rose, while young midfielder Ross Lamb has joined Peebles Rovers on a month long loan.
Stevens was given the chance to join the Super League champions, but has opted to stay with Vale until the end of season, much to the relief of manager Chris Anderson who rates the player highly. A run of sparkling form in which he scored seven goals in four matches prompted Rose to make the move, but Anderson revealed the decision was left up to the player himself.
“We had a bid from Bonnyrigg during the week for Jay Stevens’ services. We felt it was only right to let the player decide and I was delighted he decided to stay for the remainder of the season at least.
“It’s no secret that when a team does well individuals will shine and over the last dozen games Jay has excelled. His 29 goals partnership with Blair Atkinson is something to behold”, said Anderson.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Lamb will spend the next month at his hometown team to get some game time in the East of Scotland League, joining up with his younger brother Gregor at Peebles.