Mellon: Vardy will stay

Fleetwood Town v Barrow. Peter Till celebrates his first half goal with Andrew Mangan and Jamie Vardy (left).

Fleetwood Town v Barrow. Peter Till celebrates his first half goal with Andrew Mangan and Jamie Vardy (left).

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FLEETWOOD Town have reaffirmed their stance on sought-after striker Jamie Vardy – as the circle of interested clubs with whom he is linked continues to grow, writes STEVE SIMPSON.

Rangers have joined their fierce Glasgow rivals Celtic in tracking Fleetwood’s strike sensation, who is rated in the £1m bracket at the Highbury club.

The Gers had a scout watching him score twice in the 4-1 win over Barrow on Tuesday which took Micky Mellon’s side to the top of the Conference.

Mellon says Vardy will not be sold in the transfer window, though the situation could change in the summer – Fleetwood have told Vardy they will not stand in the way of his ambitions if and when the club decide to cash in on their asset.

Mellon said: “I have spoken to Jamie, and he is happy to stay and help us finish the job we have started. We will have another look at the situation in the summer, but our policy is that we will not stand in the way of a player’s ambition.”

Blackpool had a bid for Vardy, who turned 25 on Wednesday, turned down this week.

As well as the Glasgow clubs, West Ham and Fulham have been at the forefront of the chase for the striker.