Grant accepts Crewe deal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tony Grant has accepted an offer to stay at Crewe, while Ben Williams is expected to sign.
Tony Grant has accepted an offer to stay at Crewe Alexandra, while Dario Gradi expects Ben Williams to sign a new contract.
Experienced midfielder Grant joined Crewe in January, after his initial signing was delayed due to injury.
He made 10 appearances for The Railwaymen, but was unable to prevent the club being relegated from The Championship.
Grant has agreed to stay at Gresty Road for a further 12 months, with Crewe boss Gradi confirming the former Everton player's decision.
"Tony has verbally accepted our offer, although he hasn't signed yet," Gradi told the club's official website.
"You never know until they actually sign, but Tony has really enjoyed his time here, he has been in training this week and I don't think that money is the major issue with him, he just wants to play."
Gradi is also anticipating Williams (pictured) to sign a two-year contract, after the goalkeeper overcame a meningitis scare.
"I think Ben will sign for us," added Gradi. "He has indicated that he is willing to accept our offer and I've told him that he will start the season as our number one goalkeeper.
"After talking to him, I'm confident he will sign for us, but you can never be 100 percent sure of these things until they actually sit down and sign the contract.
"I've also enquired about bringing in a more experienced goalkeeper to act as a player/coach. I have been given permission by his club to speak to him and that is something that is high on my agenda."