Charlie Raglan

Port Vale sign former youth defender Charlie Raglan on loan

Port Vale sign former youth defender Charlie Raglan on loan

Port Vale have announced the signing of former youth team graduate Charlie Raglan on loan.

The Valiants recently lost the services of Gavin Gunning and Tom Anderson and were in the market for defensive reinforcements.

A club statement said:

Port Vale have signed 24 year old defender Charlie Raglan from Oxford United on loan until the end of the season.

The centre half will be wearing the number 4 shirt for the club.

Charlie returns to familiar grounds having been a former scholar with the Vale back in 2011.

On behalf of everyone at Port Vale Football Club, we offer him a warm welcome and look forward to seeing him in action.

Charlie Raglan’s career so far…

The defender was born in Wythenshawe, England, but grew up in Tenerife, and spent his youth playing for several Spanish sides. He returned to England and came through the Port Vale youth academy to sign professional forms with the club in June 2011 having just been voted Youth Player of the Year.

He spent October 2011 on loan at Conference North club Hinckley United. He joined Hinckley on a permanent basis in the summer of 2012 after Vale manager Micky Adams ‘reluctantly’ opted not to offer him a new contract at the club.

He signed with Nantwich Town in February 2013 before joining F.C. United of Manchester for the 2013–14 season.

In April 2014 he returned to League football with Chesterfield and made his league debut against the Valiants at Vale Park in 2014. He joined Oxford United on a five-month loan deal on 31 August 2016 and signed a two-year contract with Oxford in 2017.

Career statistics

Games: 156
Goals: 7

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