TOWN have moved to end speculation over the future of star frontman Jamie Vardy by handing him a new three-year contract.
The 23-goal leading scorer, who was watched by scouts from a number of Football League clubs as Town beat Nantwich in midweek, put pen to paper this week.
And boss Neil Aspin, whose side could clinch the title today with a win over Matlock at the Shay, is a happy man.
“We are absolutely delighted,” said Aspin. “When we signed him last year we signed him for longer than one season anyway.
“We feel that he deserves a new contract and that’s what we have done.”
Aspin added that he and his late assistant Trevor Storton, whose funeral took place yesterday, had not taken long to agree that Vardy could be a big player for the Shaymen.
“I watched him once, which was enough, and Trevor watched him once, which was enough,” said Aspin. “We did not need to go back.”