Port Vale made a deadline-day move for Notts County striker Lee Hughes and the loan deal is expected to be ratified by the Football League on Friday.

Hughes will stay at Vale Park until January when a permanent move will be discussed.

The two clubs are awaiting confirmation of the deal after Vale only came out of administration on Tuesday.

Should the move happen as expected, the 36-year-old will miss the first three games of his loan spell after the FA took retrospective action against him for elbowing Scunthorpe defender Tom Newey during County's 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe last Saturday.

Hughes has scored 65 goals in 144 games since arriving at Meadow Lane from Oldham in 2009.

He netted 33 times in his first season with the club, firing County to the League Two title in 2010, and he has managed five goal this season to become the club's joint-leading scorer, despite being on the bench for much of the campaign.