Chris Lines leaves Port Vale for Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers have confirmed the signing of midfielder Chris Lines on a permanent basis.

Lines had a successful loan spell with hometown side Rovers last season and was widely expected to join the club.

Rovers chairman Nick Higgs told the side’s official website: “We have been talking with Port Vale for a number of weeks and I am very pleased that we have now reached an agreement whereby Chris can return to us on a permanent basis. ”

Lines added: “I think everyone knows that I have always been a Bristol Rovers supporter and I am so pleased to have this opportunity to play for the club again in the Football League.”

Lines joined Vale in 2013 and made 72 appearances, scoring four goals.

The video (above) shows an interview with Chris Lines after he signed for Bristol Rovers.