Mixed contract news for Crewe
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Crewe have put Jon Otsemobor on the list, but Nicky Maynard has signed a new deal.
Crewe Alexandra have placed Jon Otsemobor on the transfer list, but Nicky Maynard has signed a new contract at Gresty Road.
Otsemobor has been put up for sale by Crewe boss Dario Gradi after refusing to sign an extension to his deal which expires at the end of the season.
Gradi is unhappy with the full back's stance and admits he has no option but to circulate Otsemobor's name to other clubs.
"We've transfer listed Otsemobor because he has decided against signing a new deal," Gradi told the club's official website.
"He has told me that he is happy to wait until the summer, but we're not happy with that, we don't want to wait until Christmas.
"We rely heavily on selling players, more and more so in fact, and if everybody took the stance that Otsemobor and Billy Jones have, then we'd be playing non-league football in a few years' time."
Gradi could replace Otsemobor by handing French defender Patrick Noubissie a short-term deal after a trial with the League One club.
But Gradi has been boosted by teenage striker Maynard's commitment to the club by extending his contract through to 2010.
Maynard has scored 11 goals for Crewe this season, but has missed the last three matches with a hamstring injury.