Port Vale sign defender Ben Purkiss

Port Vale have announced the signing of former Walsall defender Ben Purkiss on a two-year deal.

The 31 year-old right-back will replace Freddie Veseli who has now left the club after he rejected Vale’s contract offer.

Purkiss has made almost 400 career appearances including spells with York City, Oxford United and Walsall.

He was released by Walsall earlier this summer.

Ben Purkiss Factfile

Date of birth: 1 April 1984

Height: 6 foot 2 inches

Clubs: Sheffield United, Gainsborough Trinity, York City, Oxford United, Darlington (loan), Hereford United, Walsall

Games: 485

Goals: 4

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Port Vale sign defender Ben Purkiss
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