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Port Vale appoint new manager

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Port Vale have appointed former defender Neil Aspin as their new manager.

Port Vale are currently 22nd in league 2 and sacked Michael Brown on 16 September.

Aspin won 39 of his 100 games as Gateshead boss in almost two years managing the Heed and made 410 appearances for Vale in 10 seasons.

Former Vale manager John Rudge will join 52-year-old Aspin at Vale Park as the club's director of football.

Vale have played three league games since Brown departed, during which time they have picked up just one point under caretaker bosses David Kelly and Chris Morgan.

But they did win 1-0 at home to Newcastle United Under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday, Vale's first win since the opening day of the season, to end a winless 12-game run.

Port Vale are five points adrift of the side above them Morecambe in League Two - and level on points with the bottom two, Forest Green Rovers and Chesterfield.

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