Gareth Ainsworth player profile: biography, stats, images and news about this Port Vale player.
Time at club: 1997-98
Gareth Ainsworth player profile:
Gareth Ainsworth was an extremely popular winger who arrived at Port Vale FC following the departure of winger Jon McCarthy. Ainsworth cost a club record £500,000 fee from Lincoln City and who rapidly became a vital player for the Valiants.
After one season at Vale Park he departed for a club record £2m to top-flight club Wimbledon.
Free scoring for a winger, he scored on his Port Vale home debut and also twice on his final home appearance.
Ainsworth went on to have a long playing career for (among others) QPR and Wycombe Wanderers. He then moved into club management with a successful spell at Wycombe whom he guided into the Championship.
Gareth Ainsworth images:
- Video: watch Port Vale win a thriller against Bristol City in 1998
- Vale video rewind: Port Vale goals from the start of the 1998-99 season
- Port Vale legend to be pundit for Vale's televised cup tie
- Two minute guide to: Wycombe Wanderers to Port Vale
- Two minute guide to: Port Vale v Wycombe
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