Port Vale sign former Bury keeper Rob Lainton

Port Vale have announced the signing of goalkeeper Rob Lainton.

Ex-Bolton Wanderers and Burton Albion keeper Lainton, 27, who ended last season on loan at Cheltenham, has moved to Vale Park following his end-of-season release by League One club Bury.

Lainton has made over 50 first-team appearances and will now be expected to be the club’s first-choice goalkeeper with youngsters Ryan Boot and Joe Slinn in reserve.

Lainton joins former Bury teammate Tom Pope in agreeing to move to the club this summer.