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Hughes to move to Port Vale?

Lee Hughes on the move to Vale Park Photo: Scott Wilson/EMPICS Sport

The veteran Notts County striker Lee Hughes, whose long career has taken him on a merry-go-round tour of the Midlands, looks to be on the move again - this time to Port Vale.

Hughes, 36, is expected to complete a loan move to Vale Park with a view to signing for the club on a permanent basis in January.

He reportedly asked County for a transfer request after becoming frustrated at the amount of time he was spending on the bench.

The move will be a big blow to Magpies fans for whom Hughes has always been a big favourite. In 144 games for County, he's scored 65 goals.

Hughes' career has seen him play for Kidderminster, West Brom, Coventry and Notts County. But he will miss his first three games for Port Vale, after picking up a retrospective ban for elbowing an player in County’s clash at Scunthorpe on Saturday.