It could be this week – Port Vale’s contract news about captain



Port Vale captain Leon Legge is close to signing a new contract, manager John Askey has revealed.

The manager says his skipper, whose current contract runs out in the summer, has ‘agreed in principle’ to a deal which could be completed this week.

The 34-year-old central defender has been excellent this season, starting every one of the Vale’s 37 league games. His efforts have been recognised this week when he was shortlisted for the League Two player of the month award for February.

Askey said: “In principle, Leon has agreed, so hopefully we can get that over the line today or tomorrow.

“He has been nominated for player of the month so that shows how well he has been doing.

“He is one of the older ones who has a big say in the dressing room, so to get Leon is pleasing for myself and the football club.”

Legge has been a regular under Askey having been in and out of the side before the manager’s arrival in February 2019.

Askey added: “I think people were thinking he’s gone past it or wouldn’t play another game for Port Vale. One of the first things I did was to bring Leon back, and he has rewarded me. I am really pleased for him because he does everything right.”

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