Time at club: 2009 to 2014
A talented midfielder signed on a free transfer from manager Micky Adams’ former club Brighton.
He was player of the year for 2012 and made club captain for the 2012-13 season.
He was controversially injured by colleague Dan Jones in April 2014 – for which Jones was sacked.
In the summer of 2014, Loft turned down an offer of a new contract to move to hometown club Gillingham.
- Former captain Doug Loft set to return to Vale Park this weekend
- Retained lists: former Port Vale skipper is released
- Former players: Loft released by Gills
- Williamson: 'Salesman' Loft persuaded me to move
- Doug Loft
- Loft could miss Vale game
- Former Valiants round-up
- No need for panic but lessons can be learnt
- Gillingham confirm Loft signing
- Loft set to join Gillingham
- Rumour: Loft 'turns down' Gills?
- Rumour: Vale skipper in Gills talks?
- Midfield duo are players of the season
- Fans' messages of support sent to Loft
- OVF's verdict on the retained list
- Loft praises club and hints at staying
- Injured Loft: I am angry
- Send Lofty a message of support
- Tabloid reveals extent of Loft's injuries
- MOTM: Knott third as Loft goes joint-top
- Adams: Disciplinary action will follow incident
- Club set to issue Loft statement?
- Vale won't comment on player reports
- Port Vale 2-1 Crawley Town
- Coventry 2-2 Port Vale
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