James Gibbons signs new Port Vale deal



Port Vale defender James Gibbons has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until the summer of 2022.

The 21 year old becomes the second player today to commit to a new deal, captain Leon Legge  having signed a one year contract.

Right back Gibbons came through the youth system at Vale Park before making his first-team debut in 2017. He has gone on to make 95 first team appearances and has been a regular in the side this season.

He told the club’s website: “Delighted to get it over the line, it’s been a couple weeks coming and I’m just glad to finally get it done and I look forward to the next couple of years.

“They’ve looked after me since I was 11 and I’ve tried to repay them throughout my whole career, I’ve only been in the first team a couple of years but hopefully there’s a couple more years to come with good performances.

“This year it’s all gelled together and we’re fighting at the right end of the table for a play-off spot. We’re one point off the play-offs and hopefully we can get in there.”

Gibbons deal is the latest from the last few weeks as manager John Askey puts together his squad for next season. Midfielders David Worrall and Scott Burgess have also signed new deals and Vale are hopeful Nathan Smith will also agree to stay.

Smith is expected to make a decision at the end of the season.

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