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Legge signs 12-month contract extension

13 March 2020

Port Vale Football Club are delighted to announce that captain Leon Legge has signed a contract that will keep him at the club until end of the 2020/21 season.

The 34-year-old defender joined the Valiants in July 2018 on a free transfer from fellow League Two side Cambridge United.

Legge originally found game time hard to come by in his first season, but following the appointment of current Vale manager John Askey, he was brought back into the Vale side, and has played every minute of football possible in the current season.

The former Brentford man has repaid the faith of Askey, who made Legge club captain in October, a position in which Legge has led by example to his fellow teammates.

And not only has Legge been an inspirational voice amongst the squad, but his standout performances on the pitch this season have justified his managers’ faith in his ability.

Outside of football, the skipper has been very open about his struggles with epilepsy and has dedicated a blog called ‘Epilepsy Baller’ in which Leon recalls different stories and experiences, which could go a long way to helping a fellow epilepsy sufferer understand the condition better.

The blog has shown that Legge is not only a leader on the pitch, but also an inspiration off the pitch, and his openness about his condition is something to be admired.

Legge’s well-roundedness not only as a player but as a human being means that his one-year contract extension is met with delight around the club.

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