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Doug Loft rejects a deal at Port Vale and looks set to sign for Gillingham

By Luke Cawdell
Former Port Vale captain Doug Loft has joined Gillingham
Former Port Vale captain Doug Loft has joined Gillingham

Doug Loft could be on the verge of joining Gillingham.

The Port Vale captain has rejected a new offer with the Valiants.

And Gillingham’s League 1 rivals have hinted that a move south is the preferred choice for the 27-year-old.

A statement from Port Vale said: “Doug Loft has rejected his new offer for family reasons and is expected to join Gillingham later today.

Vale boss Micky Adams - a former Gills player - said: “We thank Doug for his service in the last five years and I am sure he will be fondly remembered as the last captain to get a Port Vale team promoted.”

Loft was born in Maidstone and watched the Gills as a youngster.

He spent three years at Brighton, which included a loan spell at Dagenham, before moving to Port Vale in 2009. He made 43 appearances for the Valiants last season.

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