Port Vale defender John McCombe has signed a new two-year deal and is looking forward to some positive changes at the club.
The 27-year-old agreed terms despite Vale's current transfer embargo, while a host of players have departed.
But the centre-half is optimistic about his future with prospective owner Keith Ryder's takeover on the horizon.
"I hope the takeover will be sorted soon and the gaffer can get out and sign some players and hopefully build a squad that can win us promotion," he told BBC Radio Stoke.
"I don't want to be at a club who are not challenging for promotion. I want to be playing at the highest level I can and I'm glad to be offered another two years.
"I had a bit of time to think about it, but I've got a lot of friends and I really love it here."