Lamb out on loan while Stevens stays

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.


Match Preview: Civil Service Strollers – Currie hoping to start

New arrival Ryan Currie is hoping his impact in the Spartans draw is enough to win him a starting spot at Civil Service Strollers tomorrow. But he has vowed to do his best for the team as a substitute if that is how he is used.

The midfielder was a trialist at Ainslie Park, coming on in the second half to impress. However, it was a third match unbeaten for the side so there will be healthy competition for places.

He said: “I’m hoping to start tomorrow, but even if I’m on the bench I’ll be ready to come on and do my best for the team and hopefully we can carry on the run and get a win. All the boys will definitely be up for a good game tomorrow.

“I played a part on Saturday in the draw against Spartans, and it just shows how good a team Vale is being disappointed coming away with a draw.”

Last weekend’s point was enough to move Vale clear of Civil in the league, and a win tomorrow would move them four points clear and potentially up to eighth depending on other results.

It would make it four unbeaten for the Innerleithen side after wins over Preston Athletic and Cumbernauld Colts and the Spartans draw.

Strollers were edged out by Gala Fairydean Rovers last Saturday but prior to that they had an impressive 5-2 win at Hawick Royal Albert.




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Vale 1-2 Civil (3/12/16)


Ando serves up a Currie

Vale have secured the signing of Ryan Currie until the end of the season, and he has vowed to help the team continue their good run.

The midfielder was recently with East Kilbride briefly but left due to travelling issues, and he was previously with SPFL League One side Livingston where he picked up first team experience. He is out to showcase his talent while helping the team improve their league position.

“I’m delighted to sign with Vale until the end of the season. They have been on a good run lately and I’d love to play a part in keeping that going. I feel I will bring a lot going forward for the team and I will work really hard week in week out.

“I’ve heard a lot about the club and know a few boys there. It’s a good young team with great players there. I played a part on Saturday against Spartans, and it just shows how good a team Vale is being disappointed coming away with a draw.

“I’ll do my best until the end of the season for Vale and see what happens but I’m out to prove a point to a lot of people and show them what I can do”, said Currie.

The 19-year-old impressed as a trialist in last weekend’s draw at Spartans and will come into contention for a starting spot in tomorrow’strip to Civil Service Strollers


Cup draw pairs Vale with Stirling Uni

Vale have been handed a home draw in the Lowland League Cup, where they will play University of Stirling.

The cup will commence after the league season has been completed, with the Victoria Park clash scheduled for April 29.

The full draw is:

Gala Fairydean Rovers v Edinburgh University

Vale of Leithen v Stirling University

Selkirk v East Stirlingshire

Hawick Royal Albert v Preston Athletic

Whitehill Welfare v Gretna 2008

East Kilbride v Spartans

Civil Service Strollers v Dalbeattie Star

Cumbernauld Colts v BSC Glasgow