ADAMS: PURSE IS UNLUCKY
MICKY Adams says released defender Darren Purse couldn’t have done any more to stay at Port Vale but said age was not on his side.
Purse, 36, was a regular as Vale won promotion to League One but he has been axed along with Kingsley James, Clayton McDonald and Calvin Andrew.
“No matter how well you do, there will be casualties of success,” said Adams. “Every player I have released has played their part and I could not speak highly enough of them. Darren did everything asked of him.
“He’s a leader but we have moved up to a better division and it’s a shame he is 36 and not 30.”