The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Paddy von Behr

PORT VALE cap­tain Carl Dick­in­son says his fo­cus is on try­ing to win pro­mo­tion – and not about pay cuts.

Vale owner Nor­man Smurth­waite is look­ing to sell the club and, if he can’t, any out-of-con­tract play­ers who want to re­main at the club will need to take a pay cut of be­tween 30 and 40 per cent.

Dick­in­son is one of those out-of-con­tract play­ers.

He said: “My pri­or­ity is keep­ing my head down, mak­ing sure I work hard and do as well as I can for the team. What­ever hap­pens then will hap­pen.

“I am re­ally en­joy­ing my foot­ball, I am happy here.

“I live 25 min­utes away and my fam­ily are set­tled, with my lit­tle boy at school and my lit­tle girl at nurs­ery.

“But, at the end of the day, I have to do what­ever I need to for my fam­ily.

“If I am of­fered some­thing here and we can get some­thing sorted out then bril­liant. If not, then so be it.”

FO­CUS: Carl Dick­in­son

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