Louis Dodds is on the lookout for a new club after announcing he is ending his time at Chorley.
The Port Vale fans’ favourite, who helped the club win promotion in 2013, had joined National League Chorley last summer to help them fight against relegation.
He wrote on Twitter this afternoon: “I’ll be leaving Chorley after this season. A massive thank you to a great bunch of lads and making me feel welcome. Looking for a new club for next season.”
Dodds is 33 now and spent eight years at Vale, scoring 56 times in 332 appearances. He left for Shrewsbury in 2016 but returned to Burslem, on loan from Chesterfield, in 2018/19 to work under Neil Aspin.
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He remains a popular figure at Vale Park and fans were quick to remind him of such today – including pointing out his profile photograph showed him in black and white.
That was summed up by BBC Radio Stoke commentator Phil Bowers, who said: “Big fan of Louis, one of the best finishers we had at Port Vale. Good luck going forward and to whoever picks him up next season.”
But where could that be?
“Come home to Vale Park please,” wrote April Hall, “Popey still needs someone to feed him.”
Tim said: “Come back to Port Vale one more season.”
Miles said: “I’m sure we’d love to have you back at Port Vale.”
Zack Fenton said: “Loved you at Vale. Still love you now. Everything you did for Vale will never be forgotten, especially going to the **** down the road with the picture in your Vale top. There’s only one team in Stoke-on-Trent. Hope you get a new club Louis.”
Dan Trotter said: “All the best pal. Loved you at the Vale.”
Ross Dibley said: “Best of luck lad. Love to see you back at Vale one day in some capacity.”
And George Walker said: “All the best to ya Doddsy. Hope to see ya back at Vale.”