Port Vale have made two new signings today; former Bolton keeper Rob Lainton and former Bristol Rovers winger Cristian Montano (see official press releases below)
We are delighted to announce the signing of Goalkeeper, Rob Lainton on a two-year deal.
Rob joins Vale following his departure from League One side Bury at the end of the previous season.
The 27 year-old began his career with Bolton Wanderers, where he came through the Youth system, learning his trade with the Trotters.
Lainton then made a permanent move to Bury where he became first choice for the Shakers, before suffering a injury which ruled him out for some time.
When the ‘keeper returned from his injury, he went on loan to Burton Albion where he would become pivotal to helping to guide the club to fourth place in League Two.
Rob then returned to Bury, where he reclaimed the number one spot for the majority of the 2014/15 campaign.
Lainton made 38 appearances during his time with the Bury following his departure at the end of the 2016/17 season.
The ‘keeper will link up with his new team mates this Summer when they return for pre-season ahead of the Sky Bet League Two campaign.
Stay tuned to the club website and official social media channels to hear more from the goalkeeper over the coming days.
We are delighted to announce the signing of winger Cristian Montano on a two year-deal.
The 25 year-old joins from League One side Bristol Rovers, where he has spent the last two seasons making 62 appearances, scoring three goals.
Born in Colombia, Cristian moved to London as a child and eventually joined the youth set-up at Premier League side, West Ham United.
Montano signed his first professional deal with the Hammers in 2010 and was sent out on loan to gain some experience.
The winger had spells with Notts County, Swindon Town, Dagenham & Redbridge and then back to Notts County, before joining Oxford United.
During his short loan spells, he made 39 appearances, scoring 10 goals, which impressed Oldham Athletic, who signed him on a permanent deal from West Ham.
Cristian made 48 appearances during his spell at Boundary Park, scoring four goals in his two year spell.
After a brief stint with America de Cali in Colombia, Montano returned to England with Bristol Rovers in 2015.
He helped the club secure promotion from League Two to League One during his first year and was a key figure during his two years with the club.
The winger will link up with his new team mates this Summer when they return for pre-season ahead of the Sky Bet League Two campaign.
Stay tuned to the club website and official social media channels to hear more from Cristian over the coming days.