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'Porter Has Shown His Value To The Squad'

17 May 2021

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell is aiming to convince veteran forward, Chris Porter, to extend his stay at the Alexandra Stadium for another season.

The 37-year-old may have been used more sparingly in the first team following the arrival of leading scorer, Mikael Mandron, last summer but Artell says that the Wigan-born Porter has shown his value since joining us from Colchester United back in May 2017.

Porter managed to notch seven goals in all competitions last season and the former Sheffield United, Motherwell and Derby County hit man is closing in on a career target of 200 senior goals.

Artell told “I never really go over and look at best or worst signings I’ve made since taking over. I don’t think like that but I think we have got value for money from Ports. He has earned his new contracts and it was well worth that trip to Gatwick Airport to convince him to come here nearly four years ago.

“He is a terrific professional and a great fella. He has been a valuable asset and it is difficult to go out and find a player of his calibre for what we can pay.

He added: “The ball is in Chris’ court. There are a lot of factors for him to consider but we will continue to talk like adults and hopefully we will come to a suitable conclusion.”

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