Port Vale have completed their 14th signing since the end of last season after agreeing a loan deal for Birmingham City striker Alex Jones.
He will be with League One Vale until January and is set for his debut against Southend on Saturday.
The 21-year-old began his career with West Bromwich Albion before moving to Blues on a two-year deal in 2015.
Jones almost joined A-League club Wellington Phoenix in the summer but paperwork was not completed in time.
New Vale boss Bruno Ribeiro saw his new-look team draw their opening League One game at Bradford before losing their EFL Cup first-round tie against Carlisle.
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