Date: 3rd July 2018 at 9:40am
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Solihull Moors have completed the signing of former Port Vale goalkeeper Ryan Boot for the 2018/19 season.

The 23-year-old joins the Moors after his release from Vale Park at the end of last season.

Boot started his career with Stoke City’s academy, before moving to Port Vale’s academy in 2010. He would end up signing his first professional contract with the Valiants in April 2013.

Shortly after signing his first professional contract he joined then-National League North side Worcester City in the November of that year, appearing twice before returning to Vale Park.

Short loan spells with Norton United and Newcastle Town followed, before Boot returned to Worcester City later in the 2013/14 season, making a further two appearances.

After a spending a few games on the bench for Port Vale at the beginning of the 2014/15 season, the goalkeeper made another return to Worcester, making 10 more appearances. He would once again return to Worcester for another short spell on loan two seasons later in 2016/17, appearing seven times.

Later on that season, Boot would be loaned to the National League with Macclesfield Town, before returning to Port Vale and making his Football League debut in League One on the 20th of January 2017, in what was a 2–2 draw with Bury at Vale Park.

The 2017/18 season saw Boot make a real breakthrough into the Valiant first-team, as he impressed their new manager Neil Aspin. Boot would go onto make 28 appearances for the League Two side over the course of the season, before being released at the end of the season, due to the club already having two other contracted goalkeepers for the upcoming campaign.

The 23-year-old stopper now joins Solihull Moors, becoming the club’s fourth summer signing ahead of the 2018/19 season.


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