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Pope keen on Valiants stay

Port Vale striker Tom Pope has confirmed he wants to extend his stay at the League Two leaders.

Pope, the leading scorer in League Two with 26 goals so far this season, will be out of contract in the summer.

However, the 27-year-old triggered the option of extending his deal by a further year when he netted for the 15th time this campaign.

He told BBC Radio Stoke: "I've had people asking me about rumours from other clubs but I just try and distance myself from anything.

"Hopefully I can sort something out, we can get promoted, and I can continue scoring goals for the Vale.

"All I know is that I'm scoring goals for the club I love, we're top of the league and promotion beckons if we keep it going - I'm enjoying every minute."