Vale pair pen deals
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paynter, an exciting young striker and crowd favourite at Vale Park, has agreed to stay with the club for a further three years, in a deal which will delight new boss Martin Foyle.
''I just want to play my football and hopefully over the three years I can progress and go on to better things,'' Paynter told the club's official website.
''I think we can go up this season if the team sticks together and plays well.''
Pilkington arrived from Everton in the summer after failing to make the grade on Merseyside and has quickly established himself as a versatile and accomplished member of the club's backline.
''It's been brilliant here and I'm delighted to get this sorted,'' Pilkington said.
''I feel this club is going places and this season is testament to that, we are pushing for the play-offs and hopefully we can get in there.''