Crewe's Steve Phillips keen for January contract talks

Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Steve Phillips
Steve Phillips has started every game for Crewe so far this season

Crewe keeper Steve Phillips is hopeful of talks about a new deal with the club in January.

The 33-year-old, who is an ever-present for the Alex this season, is out of contract at the end of the campaign.

"January is a point that people that are out of contract can talk to other clubs," he told BBC Radio Stoke.

"It might be something that I sit down with [manager] Dario Gradi or the chairman and have a chat about around Christmas to see what their plans are."

Phillips added: "I wouldn't envisage Crewe speaking to me before then. At the moment, I'm just happy to play and happy to keep playing well."

The former Bristol Rovers shot stopper made just two starts in League Two last season.

A shoulder operation ruled him out for the first two months and he was then unable to displace Rhys Taylor, who was on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Despite his lack of first-team football, Phillips agreed a contract extension in February that would keep him at Gresty Road until the summer of 2012.

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