Former captain Doug Loft set to return to Vale Park this weekend

Former Port Vale captain and player of the year Doug Loft is set to return to Vale Park this weekend.

The 31 year-old was released by Cambridge United this summer and after a successful trial spell he has signed a one-year contract with Shrewsbury Town.

Town are due to play Vale in a friendly this weekend where Vale’s Louis Dodds could also line up against a former club.

Loft joined the Valiants in 2009 and was voted player of the season in 2012. He went on to captain the side to promotion in 2013 before leaving to sign for Gillingham in 2014.