Pope prays for deal
Tom Pope admits he would like see out the remainder of his career with Port Vale ¿ the club he supported as a boy.
Last Updated: 21/12/11 4:56pm
Tom Pope admits he would like see out the remainder of his career with Port Vale - the club he supported as a boy.
The striker failed to make the grade with his local club and signed a professional contract with Crewe instead.
The 26-year-old finally got his dream move in the summer when Jim Gannon handed him a one-year deal after impressing on loan last season.
Pope has played every match of the season so far and now says he would love to sign a new deal with the club when his current one runs out at the end of the season.
"Everybody knows how much I love this club. I would sign a 20-year contract if I could," he said.
"I only have a one-year deal at the moment, but I'm not too worried.
"I'm still young. It's not as if I'm a Premier League footballer in my 30's looking for one big pay day."