Decision expected this week on Carl Martin

Crewe Alexandra are expected to make a decision this week regarding them taking Stones star defender Carl Martin. Reports strongly suggest that Crewe’s management have been very impressed with Carl’s application and potential during his extended trial at Gresty Road and a contract offer is likely to depend on the outcome of a game arranged on Wednesday evening in which Carl will feature.

Stones will not receive a transfer fee as such as Martin is out of contract, but will be entitled to compensation due to his age and so a deal will need to be agreed between the two clubs should matters work out on the pitch.