Sources: Morecambe star Stockton agrees new contract after snubbing Bradford City
Morecambe star Cole Stockton has agreed a new contract, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The Liverpool-born forward, 27, has been the subject of strong interest from Bradford City.
A club source has told Football Insider Stockton has snubbed his old manager Derek Adams to stay at Morecambe and is finalising new contract terms.
His current deal is due to expire at the end of this month.
Stockton scored 15 goals in all competitions for the Shrimps last season.
13 of those came in the league as the club earned promotion to the third tier for the first time in their history.
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The striker’s haul of five goals in Morecambe’s last six league games helped to secure their place in the playoffs.
He played every minute of the club’s playoff campaign but failed to find the net.
The Shrimps beat Newport County at Wembley after an extra time penalty from Carlos Mendes Gomes.
Stockton previously had two loan spells at Morecambe while he was a Tranmere player.
He then signed for Hearts and Carlisle before returning to Tranmere and finally moving back to Morecambe as a permanent signing in 2019.
Adams left Morecambe just days after securing promotion as he dropped back into League Two to become Bradford boss.
It now seems he has failed to lure one of his former key players back to the fourth tier.
Bradford managed to avoid relegation under co-managers Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars, who were dismissed last month.
They are hoping Adams can repeat last season’s feat and push the club towards the top of the League Two table.