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Phillips On Possible Loan Move

21 August 2013

Steve says he would consider loan if situation doesn't change in race for number one spot

Experienced goalkeeper Steve Phillips says he would consider his position if he cannot displace Alan Martin from the number one over the next few weeks. Phillips lost his place to the former Scotland Under-21 stopper at the beginning of the season and Phillips has stated that he would be interested in a short loan spell if he cannot force his way back into Steve Davis’ starting line-up.

Phillips, who is closing in on 700 first class performances will continue to push Martin all the way as the competition for places increases at Crewe Alexandra.

Steve, who made 25 appearances last season, including the start at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final, said: “Of course, I am disappointed not to be starting games and Al (Alan Martin) would be the same if he wasn’t in the team.

“I came back fit and ready but the manager has made his choice. I’ve had a chat with him to see where we are headed going forward. At my age, I want to be playing as many games as I can.

“I love being in here but I am like any other player, I want to play and I will look at it again if nothing has changed over the next few weeks. I could go out on loan to play some games but that would have to be in conjunction with the work I do within the Academy and coaching in the local area.

“I will keep going and keep pushing as much as I can.”

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