Dodds had requested on Friday a transfer to Mark Romeril’s side where he will find several Green Lions colleagues waiting and although Vale initially objected to the move, it is believed once a settling of a subscription issue was dealt with the transfer was approved.
The player has been a Vale player all through the youth ranks and with the GFC project on hold for a season, his decision to change domestic clubs will be an understandable added frustration for Craig Tyrrell’s side, if he does not already have enough on his plate. They lost 2-0 in Alderney on Saturday and remain next to bottom on the ladder.
Manzur coach Mark Romeril said he will be ‘a good addition’ to his squad with a large dollop of understatement.
‘He’s a good lad and we want him to enjoy his football. I expect him to be included on Wednesday [against Rangers].’
The big weekend story on the pitch was Belgraves delivering a blow to Rovers’ title chase in a nine-goal thriller at the Track on Friday night.
Four times Bels were behind and each time they levelled before Marc McGrath won it for them late on to complete a hat-trick.
Coach Alfie Le Page thought it was a deserved win, although Rovers thought otherwise and Tom Strawbridge later tweeted he could say a few things but wouldn’t as it would only mean instant suspension.
‘We played the better football,’ said Le Page.
‘“Cholt” [Charlton Gauvain] was dropping too deep in the first half, but we said at half-time “get up there, stay up there and your skill will get you past them”. It worked.’
Le Page added: ‘ It was one of those games where you think it is unfair if either side loses. It was end to end, but we’ll take it.’
Match reports in Monday's Guernsey Press.