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Robert Lainton

Goalkeeper

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Biography

Date of birth

12/10/1989

Height

185 cm

Signed

01/07/2017

Country

England

Previous Clubs - Bolton Wanderers, Bury, Burton Albion (Loan), Cheltenham Town (Loan)

After progressing through the youth setup at Bolton Wanderers, Lainton signed a professional deal in 2011 but he was released in the summer of 2013.

In July of that year, the goalkeeper signed for Bury and he played a part in the Shakers winning promotion from League Two in 2014/15 after returning from a loan spell at Burton Albion.

At the end of the following season, Lainton was released by Bury. However, the club decided to re-sign him six months later and he made a number of appearances during the latter half of the 2016/17 campaign.

Lainton also featured once for Cheltenham Town last season after joining on an emergency loan deal, but he was released by Bury for a second time this summer, allowing Vale to secure his services on a two-year deal.

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