Port Vale made three late signings on transfer deadline day.
Midfielder Callum Whelan (pictured) has arrived from Manchester United on loan until the end of the season.
This will be the 20-year-old's first taste of life in the Football League having been at the Red Devils since he was just six years old.
Toby Edser has also joined on loan from Nottingham Forest.
The 19-year-old played a key role in the under 18 side which won the league and reached the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup in the 2015-16 season.
His performances for the Under 18s earned him a regular spot in the Forest Under 23 side in 2016-17, regularly wearing the captain's armband, and he was also involved in the first-team picture as an unused substitute against Cardiff City, Reading and Birmingham City.
Daneil Trickett-Smith has joined on a permanent deal from Leek Town until the summer of 2021.
The 23-year-old midfielder joined Liverpool from Crewe Alex in the summer of 2012 before making a move across the pond to the United States of America, signing for third tier side Sacramento Republic FC. After a year in America, the attacking midfielder returned to England to sign for Leek Town.
He will return to the non-league side for the remainder of the season on loan before rejoining back up with the team in the summer.