Phillips - Crewe offer decent
On-loan keeper Steve Phillips admits he is pleased to have been offered a contract to stay at Crewe until 2012.
Last Updated: 26/12/09 9:41pm
On-loan goalkeeper Steve Phillips admits he is pleased to have been offered a contract to stay at Crewe Alexandra until 2012.
Phillips' loan at Gresty Road from Bristol Rovers expires next weekend and he is considering the opportunity to join the League Two club on a permanent basis.
He confirmed he has held positive talks with Crewe boss Dario Gradi and is now trying to finalise his release from the final six months of his Rovers deal.
The shot-stopper acknowledged he will have to uproot his family to join the Railwaymen permanently, but is happy with the length of contract on the table.
"I have had a positive conversation with Dario and he has offered a two-and-a-half year deal," Phillips told the club's official website.
"It is a very decent offer to be fair and if I can sort out one or two things with Bristol (Rovers) then I will sit back down again with Dario and go from there.
"I am very pleased with the length of the contract because I will have to move away from Bristol for the first time. I don't want to uproot my family and then have to do it again in six or 12 months, so the security of two-and-a-half years is attractive. It also shows that Dario has faith in me.
"If I was to sign here the deal would take me up to 34 and hopefully I will have a few years after that. Then I would to go into coaching. It is something I would like to do, so we'll see."