Darren Purse: Port Vale sign former Plymouth Argyle defender

Port Vale have signed former Plymouth Argyle captain Darren Purse.

The 35-year-old left Home Park by mutual consent on Friday, 14 months after first joining Argyle.

The former Millwall, Cardiff and Birmingham City defender was transfer-listed last month as Argyle looked to lower their wage bill.

Purse initially joined Plymouth Argyle on loan from Millwall in November 2011 before signing a permanent deal at Home Park in January 2012.

Purse made 46 appearances for the Pilgrims, scoring two goals, and was given the captaincy in the summer.