Leek Town sign former Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Dino Visser

Leek Town have added to their squad by signing South African goalkeeper Dino Vasser.

The goalkeeper arrives with a wealth of experience playing both in his native South Africa and in England.

In South Africa, Vasser spent a decade playing for Platinum Stars, Bloemfontein Celtic, Black Leopards and Polokwane City.

He then moved to England in June 2019 as he signed a short-term contract with Exeter City. While with the Grecians he played in two EFL trophy games against West Ham United under 21s and Oxford United. Against the Yellows, Visser saved all three penalties in a shootout to win him player of the round.

He would go on to have spells with Crewe Alexandra and, then Port Vale where he made six appearances before being released by then-manager John Askey at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Visser’s final port of call before Leek Town was National League side Hereford FC. He established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper making 22 appearances for the Bulls only to be released at the end of last season by manager Paul Caddis.

Speaking about the signing, manager Josh Brehaut said: “I am delighted that we have captured Dino’s signature, he is vastly experienced and will be a key addition to the squad.

“I am sure everyone at the club will make him very welcome.”

Chairman Jon Eeles commented: “We met Dino last season and very nearly signed him before Danny Roberts returned from injury but Hereford, who are a higher division than us, beat us to it.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him in a Leek Town shirt.”

You can listen below to what Dino had to make of his arrival at the F.Ball Community Stadium.

Richard Scott
Richard Scott
Sports Reporter

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