Anyon extends Vale stay

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Port Vale goalkeeper Joe Anyon has agreed a new two-year contract at the club.

Anyon, 20, has impressed at Vale Park after stepping in to replace the injured Mark Goodlad in December and his performances for the League One side have even led to rumours linking him with a move to bigger clubs.

"It's been difficult because I've just got into first-team football. I've been playing games and that has brought interest from other clubs," he said.

"If I had gone somewhere else I probably wouldn't play but here I've got a great chance of coming back next year as number one."

Manager Martin Foyle added: "This is great news for the club because Joe is a winner.

"The lad has been magnificent since Mark Goodlad's injury and he has the right attitude and mentality to play at the highest level."

Meanwhile, defender Michael Walsh remains unsure about his future at the club.

Walsh has made nearly 200 appearances for Vale since he made the switch from Scunthorpe in 1998 but has spent six weeks on the sidelines with an injured foot, which he feels may have restricted his chances of extending his contract.

"I love it here, but whether or not I get offered a new contract remains to be seen," he said.

"I will work hard until the end of the season and then who knows?

"Before I did my foot at Doncaster I felt really sharp - probably back to my best - but that seemed to break it up a bit."