Defender who joined Port Vale in 2014 after spending a year with Hibernian. He became a member of Northern Ireland's national team in 2008.
He spent his youth career with Manchester City from 2006 to 2008.
As a member of Manchester City's senior squad, he was sent out on loan to a number of teams, including Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Bristol City.
He was born in Newry, Northern Ireland.
He and midfielder Dean Shiels became teammates on Northern Ireland's national team.