Port Vale: Chris Birchall agrees new 12-month contract

Chris Birchall
Chris Birchall played alongside David Beckham during his time in the MLS with LA Galaxy

Trinidad and Tobago international midfielder Chris Birchall has signed a new one-year contract with Port Vale.

Birchall, 31, began his career with the Valiants before having spells with Coventry City, Brighton, Los Angeles Galaxy and Columbus Crew.

He rejoined Vale in 2013 and played 30 times last season, scoring three goals.

"He's a local lad who knows what Port Vale is all about and he's an extremely hard-working player as well," boss Rob Page told the club website.external-link

Easter fixture rearranged
Vale's trip to League One rivals Shrewsbury Town has been brought forward 24 hours to Good Friday, 25 March 2016. They were originally scheduled to go to Greenhous Meadow on 26 March.

Birchall scored nine goals in 91 appearances for Vale before moving to Coventry in 2006 and later played alongside David Beckham at LA Galaxy.

He has 43 caps for Trinidad and Tobago and played all three of their group games at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Birchall follows fellow midfielder Michael O'Connor in agreeing a new contract at the League One club.