Ben Williamson said a conversation with former Vale skipper and current Gills player Doug Loft convinced him to move to Gillingham.
Loft told the official Gillingham website: “I was out of contract at Port Vale and I spoke to the gaffer early doors as soon as the season ended really, I’m from down this way so it was always going to appeal to me and we’ve reached an agreement.
I called Lofty straight away and he had nothing but praise for the club, the staff and everyone else here…
“I was there [at Vale] for four years and sometimes it’s good to have a little change, I enjoyed my time there but I felt it was time to move on.”
“I called Lofty straight away and he had nothing but praise for the club, the staff and everyone else here – he’s a bit of a salesman!
“We know each other well; we used to drive in together so it will be nice to know someone around the place.”