Constantine set on Vale exit

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Leon Constantine is set to leave Port Vale in the summer, having grown frustrated with some recent criticism.

The striker has bagged 26 goals in all competitions this term, but he has still been subjected to criticism from the Vale Park boo boys.

Constantine has opted to hit back at his critics and confirmed his intention to head for pastures new.

"People think I am lazy, but I cover a lot of ground, a lot more ground than other forwards in this league. I also score a lot of goals," he told the Sentinel.

"Maybe it is a bit of jealousy. When you are scoring goals, people think you will go on to better things, so rather than wish you well they just want to abuse.

"I'd be lying if I said the abuse hadn't influenced my decision.

"I have never been at a club where I have scored goals and heard the crowd boo, so I am leaving them in the past - I will just go where I am wanted."

Hereford United defender Alex Jeannin did little to boost his chances of securing a move to Port Vale as he was sent off during a run out for the reserves.

Vale boss Martin Foyle opted to hand a trial to Jeannin, but he had a game to forget as he netted an own goal before being sent off in injury-time.