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Injuries Force Baker Back Into Loan Market

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Injuries and the availability of players over the next month have led to Neil Baker, manager of Evo-Stik League South club Leek Town, dipping into the loan market once again for cover.

The club have signed highly-rated midfielder Mike Calveley from SkyBet League Two side Port Vale.

Calveley signed a one-year professional contract in May, following an impressive year with the Vale under-18s.

He was named the youth player of the year at the end of season awards for 2016/17.

The 18-year-old became the second member of the youth team to sign a pro deal with Vale.


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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