Port Vale want to extend Aston Villa’s Mitch Clark and Nottingham Forest’s Adam Crookes’ time at the club.

Both youngsters are currently on loan at the League Two side but they want to assess their availability for next season, as per a report by StokeOnTrent Live.

Clark joined the Vale on loan in the summer and has since played 38 games in all competitions for them. The Welsh defender, who has played once for Villa’s first-team, has enjoyed playing regular first-team football for John Askey’s side.

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Crookes, on the other hand, moved to Vale Park in January having spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Lincoln City from Nottingham Forest. The 21-year-old has also previously spent time on loan at non-league side Guiseley.

Port Vale assistant manager, Dave Kevan, has admitted they are interested in bringing Clark and Crookes back in the summer: “Mitch (Clark) has done great. It was a strange one, James Gibbons was so unlucky that he had that problem with his back and Mitch has grasped the opportunity. That is all you can ask from any of your players. Gibbo understands that to be fair to him.”

Mitch has done well recently and it is a similar situation to Adam Crookes. Whether we could prolong their time with us, it is something that we would definitely be thinking about”.

Port Vale take on Forest Green Rovers tomorrow in League Two and will be looking to extend their decent run of form.

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