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Gavin Massey




Date of birth



177 cm





Experienced winger who joined the Vale in the summer after five seasons with Wigan Athletic.

With over 400 senior appearances to his name – the majority of which have been played in the Championship and League One - Massey brings further experience to Darrell Clarke’s side ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Born in Watford, Massey progressed through the Academy of his hometown club and made his Championship debut in a 4-0 win at Coventry City in May 2010, five months prior to his 18th birthday.

A handful of further Championship appearances followed for Massey in the 2010/11 season before a brief loan spell with Wealdstone preceded subsequent loan spells at Yeovil Town and then Colchester United, where he later completed a permanent move in the summer of 2012.

Massey spent four seasons in Essex, making 178 appearances – including loan spells – in all competitions before joining Leyton Orient in the summer of 2016. However, he spent just one season at Brisbane Road as Orient were relegated from League Two into the National League at the end of the 2016/17 season.

He joined Wigan Athletic ahead of the Latics 2017/18 League One campaign and went on to help Paul Cook’s side to win promotion to the Championship, scoring six goals and featuring in all but four of Wigan’s league matches.

Injuries impacted Massey’s first Championship season at the DW Stadium, though he scored a memorable double in Wigan’s 2-1 win at Leeds United in April 2019 to help the Latics secure their second tier status.

The Latics were relegated after entering administration in the 2019/20 campaign and Massey was one of just three senior players to remain at the club in the behind closed doors season of 2020/21 to help the Greater Manchester side secure their place in the third tier.

Massey won a second League One title in 2021/22, helping Leam Richardson’s side to win promotion back to the Championship, making 33 appearances which took him into the club’s top 40 for all-time EFL appearances.

The winger’s move to Vale Park came in the week leading up to the start of the 2022/23 season, with his debut coming two weeks later in the Vale’s 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Rotherham United.


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