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Vale complete Grimmer swoop

Port Vale have completed the signing of teenage defender Jack Grimmer on loan from Fulham.

Grimmer, 19, previously of Aberdeen, has joined the League One club on a one-month deal.

"He can help bring competition for places for a start," Vale boss Micky Adams told the club's official website. "He can play at centre-half or at right-back and we have been looking to strengthen in that area for a while.

"He is a player who we have watched on numerous occasions for Fulham reserves and he is well thought of down there, in and around their first-team squad. We are delighted to have him on board.

"We have got no doubts about his ability. I think that he can only get better and we are helping him to develop his career and we hope he does well, but we have a lot of experienced defenders making mistakes."

Grimmer, who has yet to feature for the Fulham first team, said: "I have trained with the squad this morning (Tuesday) and as soon as I walked into the dressing room I was made to feel welcome, and the training has been enjoyable.

"I think I can bring a competitive edge into the team. I have been brought up to be a winner. The team are already in eight place in the league and I would like to feel I can contribute to more success."

Grimmer will go straight into the squad for Saturday's game against league leaders Brentford, as will defender Joe Davis, who has returned from a loan spell with Luton.