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Port Vale have been marooned close to the bottom of League Two all season. That saw manager Michael Brown lose his job with Gateshead boss Neil Aspin coming in as his replacement.

In the middle of all that is Burnley central defender Tom Anderson who joined Vale on a season long loan on the last day of August just two days before his 24th birthday. Tom could be out of contract at Burnley at the end of this season, that will be dependent on the club taking up a year’s option.

1718 burnley tom anderson 00 500x500He has been on the bench previously but hasn’t made a first team debut for the Clarets but is certainly getting experience elsewhere and is closing in on his 100th league appearance at National League level and above.

His first four loans were at non-league level, with Barrow, Hyde, Halifax and Lincoln were all in the National League but the last four seasons have seen him spend time on loan with Carlisle, Chesterfield and now Port Vale.

Vale are currently third from bottom in League Two, fighting against relegation into the National League, but Anderson is a regular in the side and is now enjoying playing for his new manager Aspin who himself was a central defender.

He told the Port Vale website: “It’s a big bonus when your manager has played in the position you’re in. I feel like I’ve learned a lot from him. He’s been good so far and hopefully we can pick up some points and climb the league.

“We’ve just got to keep working hard and things can change pretty quickly. If you get a few results under your belts, like we did a few weeks back, you get some momentum, so we’ve just got to make sure we keep doing that.”

He added: “I’m loving it here, and despite us not being where we want to be at this moment of time, you can’t beat playing football. Minus perhaps the first ten games of the season, we’ve had a decent run so we need to stay focused and pick up more points.”

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