Date of birth
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.