One of the more intriguing signings by Neil Aspin has been the addition of Welsh defender Connell Rawlinson to the Vale squad.
Not much is known about the defender so here are ten facts you may not be aware of:
- The 26 year-old stands six foot three inches tall and is right footed.
- He started his career with Chester City in 2009 before joining The New Saints in 2010.
- Rawlinson has won six consecutive League of Wales titles with The New Saints.
- In addition he has picked up a handy four Welsh Cup trophies.
- He played in a 2-0 win over Cefn Druids in 2016 which gave TNS a winning run of 27 matches. It is a world record for the most consecutive club victories by a top-flight team
- He played for Wales C in a 3-2 defeat to England C and has also captained his country at C level.
- He also played in a 10-0 win for TNS over Rhyl in 2016 – a result which is a record for the League of Wales.
- He spent a brief loan spell with Newtown in 2012 but he has otherwise played for the club for eight years.
- He has featured extensively in the Champions League including ties against Videotron, Croatian side Rijeka and Gibraltar’s Europa FC.
- He was initially linked with the Valiants in February before joining this summer.