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Ryder offers reassurance over Vale deal

He hopes deal will go through sooner rather than later

The man poised to buy Port Vale says he's disappointed by delays in the deal.

Keith Ryder has released a statement through the club's official website: "As I have always stated, we are working towards a completion date of June 30 and that hasn't changed.

"Ideally, we would have always wanted the deal to be completed as early as possible, but when you are working with external partners, this isn't always possible.

"The Football League is awaiting a copy of the contract which has been held up by detail of a covenant agreement, between the Council and the club, and by the solicitors acting for various parties.

"Deals of this magnitude will have the occasional stumbling block but talks of the takeover collapsing are wholly incorrect. We are working towards completion and I am hopeful this will happen sooner, rather than later."

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