Port Vale youth team goalkeeper Joe Slinn has signed a professional contract with the club.
Slinn has signed an eighteen month contract with an option for a further year.
The Valiants have done well as developing goalkeeping talent in recent years. Chris Martin, Joe Anyon and Sam Johnson have all progressed through the youth ranks while Ryan Boot made his senior debut this season and Harry Pickering is highly rated.
Slinn is not expected to be in first-team contention this season but the deal is instead seen as long-term planning.