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Chris Hussey joins the Valiants

10 January 2022

Port Vale Football Club is delighted to confirm that Chris Hussey has joined the club from Cheltenham Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 33-year-old defender, who has made 498 career appearances, will join the be the third recruit to join the Valiants in the January transfer window.
Hussey's youth career was spent at Brentford and Woking before moving to AFC Wimbledon in 2007.
After 70 appearances in the conference with The Dons, Chris earnt a move to Coventry City of the Championship, initially on a loan spell, he moved there permanently in January of the 2009/10 season.
Chris has also featured for Burton, Bury, Sheffield United and Swindon Town before moving to the Johnny-Rocks Stadium in May 2018.
Hussey won The Robins' Goal of the Season award in the 2019/20 season after scoring a left footed free kick against Colchester United.
He was part of the 2020/21 Cheltenham promotion winning side and was named in the EFL Sky Bet League Two Team of the Season.
Manager Darrell Clarke said: "I'm absolutely delighted to bring Chris in. I've always been an admirer of his work, he's a proper professional and a proper winner.
"Adding experience to the squad at this stage is what I wanted to do and I'm pleased we've managed to get our target.
"I want to thank David Flitcroft and the board for their support on getting this over the line, Flickers knows Chris and has done a hell of a lot of work to get it through and I appreciate the support from them.
"Chris comes in as an older experienced lad but he's as fit as a fiddle, trust me, he's an absolute athlete that prides himself on his professionalism and his work.
"We've got players here for the right reasons, players that will help us to drive forward and Chris emphasises that and understands what we want to achieve.
"I'm looking forward to seeing him link up with a squad that is already showing plenty of promise."

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