Kiwi ‘keeper Max Crocombe to be out of contract soon at Grimsby Town

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Auckland-born goalkeeper Max Crocombe could be on the move if his English club Grimsby Town don’t offer him a new deal when his contract expires.

Crocombe (29) is out of contract after Grimsby’s League Two programme ends on May 8 and he is among a group of players the club has not yet re-signed.

Crocombe, who has played two games for the All Whites, has played every minute of Grimsby’s season as the club’s starting ‘keeper, and he was a key part of the side that reached the quarter-finals of this season’s FA Cup. becoming only the fifth fourth-tier side to ever reach the last eight in the competition.

Main photo: Max Crocombe … will soon be out of contract.

Despite keeping 25 clean sheets in his 85, Crocombe is not guaranteed a new contract.

Town have four games left before their season finishes on May 8 with a home game against AFC Wimbledon, whose first-choice goalkeeper is another former All White, Wellington-born Nik Tzanev.

Crocombe told GrimsbyLive he was “playing each game as it comes” and trying to enjoy the experience.

“I’m not too interested in talking about the future as we’re comfortable in leaving those conversations to the summer,” he said.

“That has been put to the back of my mind, and I’m just focusing on playing.

“I’ve loved playing here, and I’m still enjoying my time at the club so there is obviously no kind of rush to leave from my end, but you know what football is like, things can come up and you might be part of someone’s (plans) or you might not.”

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