Jamie’s happy at shay

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JAMIE Vardy has confirmed he is with FC Halifax Town for the long haul despite persistent rumours of his departure.

Vardy, who signed a new three-year deal with the Shaymen last week, has been linked with a number of Football League clubs this season.

Scouts from Preston, Bury, Bradford and Torquay among others watched his recent efforts against Chasetown.

And there has been no let up in the rumours despite his new deal with the Shaymen.

“People might be talking and saying I won’t be here for long,” he said.“But I want to stay.

“I know you can’t stop talk like that, but it is all just rumours and you can’t let it get to you.”

As for the scouts who are becoming regular features at both home and away games, Vardy said that was just something that came with being in a successful team.

“We are playing well and there is bound to be interest in the team from other clubs,” he said.

“But it doesn’t matter who comes to watch, we just get on with performing on the pitch.”

Vardy has certainly shown no let up in his commitment to the Shaymen with eight goals in three recent matches.

And his intentions are to stick with Town as they continue their rise up football’s pyramid.

“I am enjoying my football and I wanted to make sure that I would be stopping here for a while longer,” he said. “I want to help Halifax get promoted as far as they can.”

BUXTON’S challenge for the Evo Stik Premier title finally ended last night when they went down 1-0 at Whitby with former Shayman Andy Campbell scoring the only goal.

The Shaymen, at Retford on Saturday, need just one point from their last six matches to be confirmed as champions.

Bookings for the official supporters coach to Whitby next Wednesday (5pm) are being taken now on 07707 143094. The cost will be £10

There are still a few places left for Saturday’s game at Retford.