Blues keeper an option for Gradi

15 June 2010 12:38
Crewe Alexandra boss Dario Gradi is hoping to bring in an unnamed Chelsea goalkeeper to solve the Railwaymen's goalkeeping crisis.[LNB] Gradi is keen to draft in cover for Steve Phillips, who has recently undergone a second shoulder operation.[LNB]The Crewe chief, who has a long-standing friendship with Chelsea reserve-team manager Steve Holland, told the club's official website: "Steve has recommended a young goalkeeper to us and he'll come up and join us for pre-season.[LNB]"It would initially be a short-term loan deal and we'll see where we are once Steve Phillips is back fit, and if he wants to be his understudy.[LNB]"The attraction for him is that he would start the season in the team, because although I do expect Steve Phillips to sign for us, I do not expect him to be fit for the start of the season.[LNB]"We expect him to miss the first few games of the season, so it would give this lad an opportunity."

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