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No Progress Made With Al

13 November 2012

Steve Davis says there has been no real progress made over Alan Martin's contract

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that there has been no further dialogue between him and his current number one goalkeeper Alan Martin over the possibility of him extending his contract. The club have made the Scotland-born goalkeeper a new and improved 18-month deal, but the 23-year is still pondering his future with his family.

Following a summer injury to Steve Phillips, Martin has certainly grabbed his first-team promotion with both hands and has been in fine form as Crewe find their feet in League One.

Steve remains hopeful that the former Leeds United youngster will sign with the club, but says that the club couldn’t or wouldn’t stand in his way if a better offer or bigger club came in for his services in January.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I have not heard from Alan. I think he has spoken to Neil (Baker) and he is still thinking about a few things and talking with his family before he commits himself to the club.

“He is a Scottish lad and will miss his family but I am sure he is enjoying himself here. He has been playing well, has kept his place in the team and has some good friends in the squad.

“I am confident he will commit to the club and we won’t rush him too much. The ball is in his court.

“He has deserved an 18-month contract because he has gone into the team and played very well. We have been pleased with him. He has made a few mistakes but he is going to do because he is young and has not that much experience.

“If a better offer came in for him and he wanted to go, then we wouldn’t stand in his way. We have two other very good goalkeepers here but I am sure he will stay with us.”

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