Valiants Sign Local Boy Wilson

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Port Vale have continued their Summer rebuilding programme this afternoon with the announcement that Biddulph-born Striker James Wilson will join the Valiants at the end of his contract with Salford on the 01st July.Despite being only 25, the striker brings with him a wealth of experience, having played in the Premier League for Manchester United on fifteen occasions as well as as spending time at Brighton and North of the Border with Aberdeen.

With a career record of 45 goals (with 14 assists) from 185 appearances, Wilson will look to bolster the striking options available to Manager Darrell Clarke, but Clarke was quick to point out the young strikers flexibility;

“I’m absolutely delighted that we have managed to bring in James. His pedigree is fantastic and I’m sure he will prove a great attacking threat for us next season.

“He scored seven league goals last season for Salford and played in a wide position in quite a few of those games. He certainly has the potential to score more goals when leading the line.”

The young striker is also a former England U21 International and should provide Vale with a like for like replacement for Mark Cullen who was released by Vale in May.

Picture: The Independent – https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/james-wilson-manchester-united-teenager-explains-why-louis-van-gaal-made-him-change-his-shirt-number-9821592.html