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Collins and Brammer sign for Vale

Brammer and Collins
Dave Brammer (left) and Lee Collins

Port Vale have completed the permanent signings of Lee Collins and Dave Brammer in time for this weekend's game at home to Shrewsbury Town.

Collins, 20, has signed from Wolves on a two-and-a-half-year contract, while 33-year-old Brammer has signed until the end of the season.

Manager Dean Glover told BBC Radio Stoke: "They're good acquisitions. It's good to get them on board.

"Dave's experience is vital to us. He will help the younger players."

Brammer, who was released from his Millwall contract this week, returns to the club for a second time after playing 83 games for the Valiants between 1999 and 2001.

The one-time player of the year joined Crewe for 350,000 before spells at Stoke City and lastly Millwall.

Collins will turn out for the first time as a fully-fledged Vale player on Saturday against Shrewsbury. And he will hope for a better personal outcome than this season's first meeting.

He was sent off for a foul on Shrewsbury's Kelvin Langmead, a second bookable offence, in the dying minutes, just after the home side had equalised.

But, with 10 men, Vale responded by going up the other end to hit the winner through Marc Richards and earn Dean Glover his first victory as manager.

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see also
Port Vale v Shrewsbury
16 Jan 09 |  League Two
Brammer considers Valiants offer
13 Jan 09 |  Port Vale
Anyon issues Vale rallying cry
16 Jan 09 |  Port Vale
Collins looking to stay at Vale
30 Oct 08 |  Port Vale
Glover to consider Collins appeal
12 Oct 08 |  Port Vale

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