ADAMS: PURSE IS UN­LUCKY

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

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.”

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