Cole Stockton has agreed a new deal to stay at Morecambe despite interest from Bradford City, according to Football Insider.
Stockton was a key player for Morecambe as the Shrimps won promotion via the League Two play-offs in 2020/21.
The 27-year-old scored 15 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions, with 13 of those goals coming in the regular League Two campaign.
Stockton’s current deal is set to run out in a matter of weeks, though, with Bradford City linked with a move for the striker.
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Derek Adams, who left Morecambe to become Bradford’s new manager last week, is plotting a reunion with Stockton, according to Alan Nixon.
But according to Football Insider, Stockton has now agreed a new contract with Morecambe, extending his stay with the Shrimps.
Stockton has scored 32 goals in 117 games for Morecambe across three spells with the club. The striker had loan spells with the club in 2015/16 and 2016/17, before returning on a permanent deal from Tranmere in 2019.
This is an excellent coup for Stephen Robinson and Morecambe.
Stockton’s form in front of goal was pivotal to the Shrimps getting promoted last season and he gave them a real focal point going forward.
Morecambe will be keen to keep the core of their squad together after winning promotion, and Derek Adams is likely to want to poach a couple of his former players.
But Stockton snubbing Bradford and putting pen to paper on a new deal shows his commitment to the club to want to help them stay in League One.