Crewe extend Phillips loan
Crewe have finalised the loan extension of Bristol Rovers keeper Steve Phillips until the end of the season.
Last Updated: 06/01/10 4:55pm
Crewe Alexandra have finalised the loan extension of Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Steve Phillips until the end of the season.
Phillips has spent the past two months on loan at Gresty Road and was offered a permanent contract by the League Two club.
However, Phillips rejected the two-and-a-half year deal after failing to reach a settlement on the remaining months of his contract with Rovers.
He will now spend the remainder of the campaign with Crewe and manager Dario Gradi is hoping to secure a permanent deal in the summer.
Gradi confirmed earlier in the week that Phillips will require a shoulder operation at the end of the season, but he is optimistic the 31-year-old will be in the Railwaymen's plans for the 2010/11 campaign.