Recalled All Whites’ goalkeeper keeps English club waiting for decision

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Auckland-born goalkeeper Max Crocombe has yet to decide whether to accept new terms with English club Grimsby Town when his contract ends on June 30.

The club say they are waiting to learn whether Crocombe (29) will stay.

Meanwhile, Crocombe will reunite with the All Whites for their two June internationals against Sweden and Qatar after being recalled to the national side for the first time in five years.

Grimsby Town chairman Jason Stockwood congratulated Crocombe on his international recall, sharing a social media message: “Well done @Meeiix [Max Crocombe] everyone at #gtfc is proud of you.”

The goalkeeper played every minute of Grimsby’s 2022-23 League Two campaign, keeping 19 clean sheets and conceding 74 goals in 59 appearances in all competitions.

Max Crocombe and his Grimsby teammates share their FA Cup success with supporters.

Crocombe 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.

As Grimsby’s season neared its end, Crocombe indicated he would be happy to stay at the club, telling Grimsby Live:

“I’ve enjoyed playing for this club and the two years I’ve been here have been unbelievable I don’t think, realistically speaking, that it could’ve gone much better.

“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 or you might not.

“As far as I’m concerned, I’ve really enjoyed playing for the football club and the experience has been great for me.”

Meanwhile, New Zealand Football’s former head of high performance, Gareth Jennings, has been appointed to the board of Grimsby Town.

The club says Jennings will act as an advisor “to bring a wealth of strategic football knowledge”.

READ MORE: Former NZ Football high performance chief lands role with English club >>>>


Game to be played on Saturday June 17, 2023

Sweden v All Whites
Friends Arena, Soina, Stockholm, 5am (NZT)

Game to be played on Tuesday June 20, 2023

Qatar v All Whites
Generali Arena, Vienna, 4am (NZT)

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