Former Vale defender Clayton McDonald has signed a one-year contract with Grimsby Town following his release from Port Vale.
McDonald left the Valiants at the end of the season after falling down the pecking order at Vale Park.
The former Manchester City youngster begun the season in good form as Vale got off to a flying start, but he lost his place during the festive period and was allowed to leave and join Bristol Rovers on loan before being released.
McDonald had joined Vale on a free transfer in 2011 after being released by Walsall.
Away from the pitch, McDonald ‘s first season at Vale was disrupted due to a court case also involving Sheffield United striker Ched Evans. The pair were accused of rape and while McDonald was acquitted, Evans was sentenced to five years imprisonment.
McDonald, who stood six foot six inches tall was also the tallest player to appear in the Port Vale first-team.
We wish Clayton well at his new club.