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Lee Hughes signs new one-year contract

15 June 2013

Striker pens new deal

Striker Lee Hughes has signed a new one-year contract with Port Vale.


The 37-year-old who joined the Valiants from Notts County in January scored 10 goals last season to help Vale secure promotion back to League One.


A clause in Hughes’ contract saw the former West Bromwich Albion striker rewarded with a new one-year contract on the back of Vale winning promotion.


Hughes said: “I am really delighted, I had it in my contract that if we get promoted I get an extra year but I still had to agree on it, hopefully we will do well next season in League One.”


With League One beckoning the Valiants will be looking to find their feet early and Hughes believes there is a big difference in quality between the two leagues.


He said: “In League Two a lot of players make mistakes, I mean the top-half of the table in League One you have got some quality teams in there and you’ve got some quality teams coming down now, with the likes of Wolves.


“It’s going to be difficult, I think if we get extra players in and we keep the squad of players we had last season hopefully we will do well.”


“As long as we keep a good balance and keep the core of the players from last season which we have, we should do well,” said Hughes.


To watch the full exclusive interview with Lee Hughes please watch on Valiant Player.


Hughes talks about:


Getting goals in League One

The importance of squad balance

His experience in League One

Helping Ben Williamson

Preparing for pre-season

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