Latest NewsDodds signs ahead of new season

1st August 2019

Words: Alex Birch; Picture: Stefan Willoughby

LOUIS Dodds is Jamie Vermiglio’s fifth permanent signing of 2019/20 after impressing during a pre-season trial.

The attack-minded midfielder spent last season on loan in League Two with Port Vale, making 17 appearances for Stoke-on-Trent based side.

I’m delighted to sign on for Chorley. I enjoyed pre-season a lot, everyone’s made me feel very welcome and as soon as the gaffer indicated he was interested in signing me permanently it was an easy decision to make. I now can’t wait for the season to startLouis Dodds

Best known for an initial eight year spell at Port Vale, where the former Leicester City trainee racked up nearly 300 games in League One & Two, the 32-year-old most recently played for Shrewsbury Town and Chesterfield, before returning to the Valiants on loan last season.

Louis is exactly the kind of experienced individual we’ve been looking for this summer. We’ve had an extended look at him during the pre-season schedule and feel very confident he’s the right fit for the squad we’ve gotJamie Vermiglio

*Away travel is available to book online for the first six Vanarama National League away games of the season; AFC Fylde (Aug 6), Sutton United (Aug 10), Maidenhead United (Aug 17), Notts County (Aug 26), Harrogate Town (Sept 3) & Dover Athletic (Sept 14).


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Chorley FC is a non-league football club based in Lancashire, currently playing in the fifth tier of the English football pyramid.

Founded in 1875 as a rugby club before converting to football in 1883, The Magpies have played at their Victory Park home since 1920, reached the FA Cup Second Round twice and won a record 18 Lancashire FA Challenge Trophies.



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