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Boot: "I want to keep the shirt for the rest of the season."

24 November 2017

Ryan Boot hopes that he can keep hold of Port Vale’s goalkeeping jersey for the rest of the season.

After being brought through the youth system at Vale Park, Boot has started a run of games and has done well during those opportunities.

Speaking to the local media from yesterday's press conference, the 23-year old hopes to keep hold of his number one jersey for the rest of the campaign.

He said: “I want to keep the shirt for the rest of the season.

“Hopefully it will be until whenever, I want it to be my shirt. Similar to everyone else who wants a shirt in their position.

“All I can do is to keep fighting for it.”

After coming through Derby County and Stoke City beforehand, Boot joined the Valiants several years ago where his main aim was to take claim of the number one jersey.

“It’s what I’ve worked for,” said Boot.

“I came through the academy and youth team, it’s what I’ve worked for. I’ve always wanted to work for the first-team and get the shirt.

“I’ve done it and now I just have to keep on playing.”

The Valiants next travel to Sincil Park on Saturday where they face Lincoln City.

With the game fast approaching and Vale needing to bounce back from the 4-0 loss against Mansfield Town, the 23-year old believes that no matter who the opponent – every game is tough in League Two.

He said: “Every game is tough in this league.

“The other night against Mansfield was just a one-off. I don’t think the result went with our performance.

“Lincoln will be a tough game. We have to go there to perform and work hard – hopefully we can get a result.”

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