Very soon a statue of Port Vale’s greatest servant – Roy Sproson – will take pride of place outside the club’s main entrance.
It’s been a long and fraught journey for the fund-raising team who have masterminding the project.
Nevertheless, groundwork began several weeks ago and visitors to Vale Park on Saturday will spot the progress that has been made towards giving Roy his rightful place up on a pedestal with other sporting greats.
Today, however, Sproson Fund organiser Pete Williams contacted me to say they had suffered a setback.
A company which had pledged key materials – namely bricks, gravel, sand and cement – has now unexpectedly withdrawn its offer to help with the project.
Thus Pete is appealing for any local individuals or firms with links to the building trade to keep the scheme on track by donating materials.
Anyone who can help is asked to contact Pete Williams on 01782 661484 or 07522 679886.
NB: My regular Vale column returns to The Sentinel tomorrow.