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Alex Hurst pens contract extension until 2023

15 April 2021

Port Vale Football Club is delighted to announce Alex Hurst has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him with the Valiants until 2023.

The contract extension comes off the back of a breakthrough season for the 21-year-old, who has amassed 25 appearances during the 2020/21 campaign.

Our No. 27 scored his first senior goal during the current campaign in the 3-2 defeat away at Cheltenham, as well as notching a brilliant half volley in the Papa John’s Trophy victory over Liverpool U-21.

Hursty’s senior career began at Matlock Town in August 2018, before he made the move to Bradford Park Avenue in October of that year, where he made 25 appearances for the National League North side.

The wide-man joined the Valiants in August 2019, before returning back to Park Avenue on a five-month loan deal (which was eventually extended to the end of the season), making a further 32 appearances for the club.

He also made his Port Vale debut during his time out on loan in a 3-2 victory at Macclesfield Town in the EFL Trophy in September 2019.

He has made a total of 26 appearances for Vale in his short time at the club so far, with two goals to his name.

Speaking on the announcement, Port Vale Manager Darrell Clarke said: “We are delighted to see Alex commit his future to the club after a breakthrough season. We are very much looking forward to seeing Hursty continue his development.”

Chief Executive Colin commented: “I am very pleased to tie down a good and exciting young player like Alex who has really come on so much this season. He has worked hard since the loan at Bradford P.A which was a really good grounding for him and part of the education.

“I am delighted for the club and delighted for Alex as he is a really nice young man.”

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