A round-up of news about former Port Vale players including a new non-league club for promotion-winning skipper Doug Loft.
2013 promotion-winning captain Doug Loft has moved on to a new club after joining Isthmian League Premier Division side Margate. Manager Jay Saunders was clearly delighted with the signing of the 34 year-old commenting: “With all his experience, he is a key signing for us, and like Lewis Knight, is a player I believe will offer us a lot, both on and off the pitch.” Loft played 196 times for the Valiants during a five year spell, scoring 19 times.
Former Valiants keeper Ryan Boot has been released by National League side Solihul Moors. The news is something of a shock as Boot has been a regular during the last season, making 48 appearances. The 26 year-old has made 148 appearances in total for the Moors during a three year stay. Meanwhile, former Vale defender Kyle Howkins‘ loan spell at the club has now expired.
Former Vale defender Theo Vassell is one of eight players to be released by National League side Wrexham. Former Valiants keeper Rob Lainton has been offered a new deal while former Vale striker Dior Angus is still under contract.
Scott Tanser, who spent a spell on loan with the Valiants in 2017 is reportedly in demand according to newspaper reports. The St Johnstone left-back is wanted by a number of League One clubs this summer with Sheffield Wednesday, Doncaster Rovers and Shrewsbury Town reportedly interested.