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Danny Pugh

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

19/10/1982

Height

183 cm

Signed

31/01/2017

Country

England

Previous Clubs – Manchester United, Leeds United, Preston North End, Stoke City, Preston North End (loan), Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday (loan), Coventry City, Bury, Blackpool.

The former Manchester United man broke into the first-team at Old Trafford during the 2002/03 season. A player who has played in all of England's professional leagues offers Port Vale a range of options after his signature was settled in January 2017.

After leaving United in 2004, Pugh signed for Leeds United in a part-exchange deal with Alan Smith going the opposite way. After two years there he signed for Preston where he also played a similar amount of games for two years.

In 2007, Danny signed for Stoke City on loan with a view to a permanent contract at the end of the season. This was activated as the 34-year old signed and went on to play over 80 games for Tony Pulis, including an FA Cup final in the 1-0 loss to Manchester City in 2011. A return to Leeds looked to be on the cards as he joined them on a short-term loan deal and then a permanent one in September 2011.

Since then, Danny has gone on to play for the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Coventry, Bury and Blackpool before joining Michael Brown during the 2016/17 season. After staying with Vale for the 2017/18 campaign, the Vale faithful can look forward to the experience he brings within a side as the Valiants push for promotion. 

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