Macclesfield release ten players but hope to keep former Port Vale midfielder



Port Vale’s League Two rivals Macclesfield are releasing ten players after the season was called to a halt.

The Silkmen finished second from bottom, three points ahead of Stevenage who are in the one relegation spot. However Macclesfield, who have already been deducted points twice this season, have been charged again by the FA, for not paying players on time in March.

They have published their retained list and are releasing the following players: Jacob Blyth, Nathan Cameron, Reice Charles-Cook, Adam Dawson, Arthur Gnahoua, James Pearson, Michael Rose, Ben Stephens, Donovan Wilson and Peter Vincenti.

Port Vale fans may remember keeper Charles-Cook for making one of the best saves seen at Vale Park in recent years. The 26 year old was playing for Coventry City when he lined up away to Vale in 2016.

Vale were celebrating a goal when Carl Dickinson’s free kick took a deflection seemingly past the keeper, but he managed to change direction in mid-air and somehow turn the ball away. The save brought applause from home fans who, despite their disappointment, knew they had seen something special.  

Meanwhile, Macclesfield say they are in the process of offering deals to five players – David Fitzpatrick, Harry Hamblin, Joe Ironside, Jak McCourt and Ben Tollitt.

Midfielder McCourt was on loan at Vale from Leicester at the start of the 2015/16 season but only played three games.

Former Port Vale defender Theo Vassell left Macclesfield at the start of February. 





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