Non-League defender says there’s been no contact from Vale

Dover Athletic’s defender Jack Parkinson says “the phone hasn’t rung” despite rumours linking him to Port Vale and a host of other clubs.

Parkinson was rumoured to be tracked by Vale, Wycombe and AFC Wimbledon. The 26 year-old had impressed in midfield and as a goalscoring sweeper in Dover’s highest-ever National League finish.

The phone hasn’t rung and until it does then it all means nothing…

The defender told the Kent Messenger: “It’s nice to see your name mentioned – it hopefully shows I’ve done things right and had a decent enough season.

“I don’t pay much attention to it though, really, the phone hasn’t rung and until it does then it all means nothing.

“I’ve been in this situation before.  Of course I would love to play in the Football League, as any player would. Every player dreams of being a professional footballer.

“I have a year left on my contract and I’m happy at Dover, it’s a good club and we have had a massive season and with a couple of good acquisitions there’s no reason why we can’t go again next year. Wouldn’t it be great if I could get into the Football League with Dover.”