Former Blues star loaned out by Port Vale

FORMER Leek Town midfielder Dan Trickett-Smith (pictured) has joined NPL Premier Division side FC United of Manchester on a month’s loan from League Two Port Vale.
The 24-year-old joined was signed by former Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite from Leek in January last year and was loaned back to the club for the rest of the season.
Dan, who hails from Newcastle-under-Lyme, began his career with Crewe Alexandra, where he showed great potential, and he was snapped up by Liverpool for £300,000 in 2012.
He spent three years at Anfield without making a first team appearance and left to spend two seasons with American United Soccer League side Sacramento Republic, before returning to England to sign for Leek in September 2017.
Dan has made one appearance for Vale this season, in the 2-1 win against Newcastle United in the EFL Trophy, and has also made six appearances on loan to Vanarama National League outfit Curzon Ashton.