Aaron Martin has returned to England following his time at Hamilton Accies, the former Southampton defender signing for Port Vale.

The centre-back enjoyed a good season personally for Hamilton but it wasn’t enough to keep Accies in the Scottish Premiership, Brian Rice’s side relegated to the Championship. Martin has previously played for Southampton and Coventry City, amongst others, south of the border.

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The former Southampton star has returned to England. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Martin now returns to England with League Two Port Vale after the expiry of his Hamilton contract. He is the second former SPFL player to join Port Vale in recent days, former Aberdeen striker James Wilson also signing for the club.

Manager Darrell Clarke said of the former Southampton defender: “I’m delighted that Aaron will be joining us. His experience and knowledge of the division is very useful to have in our squad.  He’s a model professional having worked with Andy (Crosby) before at Southampton and no doubt his experience will bring on our less experienced players”

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