Crewe boss hopes to land loan keeper permanently

Published Add your comment

Football News

Crewe manager Dario Gradi remains confident that Steve Phillips will sign a permanent deal at the end of his loan spell.

The experienced goalkeeper has been on loan at Gresty Road since October and rejected Alex's offer of a two-and-a-half year contract at the end of 2009 after failing to agree a severance package from Bristol Rovers.

His deal at Rovers expires at the end of the season and he is then expected to accept a more long-term arrangement with Crewe.

Gradi said: "The plan is to try and sign Steve on a permanent deal as soon as we can. He seems happy with that and we are happy with that, so I don't envisage too much of a problem. I've spoken to him about staying and he says he is happy so I don't expect Steve not to be with us next season."

The 31-year-old is currently waiting to see a specialist regarding a shoulder injury and Gradi is aiming to wrap up a permanent deal for Phillips as soon as possible.

Gradi added: "It is up in the air a little with Steve's shoulders because his specialist is currently stuck abroad, but that will be sorted as quickly as possible to suit what he needs."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Crewe Alexandra
Steve Phillips
League Two

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again