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Adams optimistic about new deal

Micky Adams insists he could walk away from Port Vale with his head held high - but has no plans to do so.

Adams' contract as manager is set to expire, although he does have an offer of a new deal on the table from the club.

He revealed this week that he had received an approach from another club interested in acquiring his service for next season, but the 52-year-old is keen to remain at Vale Park.

Speaking after his side's goalless draw at Peterborough on the final day of the season, Adams said: "I'm very proud of what I've achieved at this club. It has been a tough club to manage and I know that I could walk away with my head held high.

"But I don't want to do that and I'm sure my future will get sorted. I've received a written offer from the chairman now and that is in the hands of my solicitor.

"The players have all been a credit to the club and it was good to end the season in such resilient style. We didn't just want to let it fizzle out after a couple of defeats."

Vale finished ninth in the table on their return to League One and could even have pinched all three points at London Road had Jennison Myrie-Williams not blazed over a glorious second-half chance after pouncing on a poor pass from Grant McCann.