Port Vale boss Andy Crosby believes that at Vale Park, Nottingham Forest loanee Alex Mighten will have the tools he needs to make his mark.


The League One club announced on deadline day that they had signed the 21-year-old on loan for the remainder of the season from Nottingham Forest.


Mighten spent the first half of the season in Belgium with KV Kortrijk but was recalled prematurely after having notched up ten league appearances for them.




He will now be spending the rest of the season closer to his home, bringing Premier League experience into the Port Vale fold.


Giving his verdict on the signing, Crosby insisted that Mighten is an exciting young player, who will have tools at his disposal to make his mark.



“Alex is an exciting young player and I am delighted that he will be spending the remainder of the season with us here at Port Vale”, Crosby told his club’s official website.


“Having spoken to him at length before he put pen to paper, it’s clear to see that he is ready to grasp this opportunity with both hands and make the most of his time at Vale Park.



“Whilst he is with us, Alex will have all of the tools he needs to make his mark and we will work with him on his development on and off the field.


“I look forward to working with him closer and seeing him excel in the environment.”


The former England Under-20 international made his professional debut in a Nottingham Forest shirt in an EFL Cup match against Arsenal.