By , November 15, 2016 12:11 pm

Steve Davis has confirmed that Crewe Alexandra are set to start talks with Danny Hollands over the player’s future.

The midfielder’s contract is set to lapse in January, and there have been rumours. The player joined Crewe Alexandra this summer on a five-month deal. He has been decent in central midfield, starting 11 games.

Crewe Alexandra would have to decide if they want to retain him for longer periods as his deal would expire on January 19. Davis said the decision would be based on the player’s performance on the pitch. The 30-year old player is already starting to adjust to life in Crewe’s midfield. He is one of the experienced hands available. He reached the League Two playoffs last year with Portsmouth. The role of the player in the team is dispensable, but Davis says he has made himself invaluable off and on the pitch during his short stay.

“We will be discussing that [his future] and with a few months to go before January, things will start to accelerate. It will all depend on how he performs, we would not keep a player that’s not performing, but he’s started to show signs of why we brought him in.

“What he brings us is a lot of things that go un-noticed, but we see a lot of his quality that others won’t, his positioning and reading of the game. He makes good decisions, he doesn’t always play forward enough and that’s something we’re looking at,” the manager said.

Davis admitted that Hollands was a reliable hand. The player has started 13 times out of 14 games. His lone goal so far was in the game against Exeter on September 10.

“He could score a few more goals, he got the one against Doncaster, but then we have played him a bit deeper and looked to allow Jonah [James Jones] to do that,” Davis added.

Hollands failed to grow into a Chelsea star. He spent time on loan at Torquay, Bournemouth, Charlton and others. While his family stays away, Davis says the player has tried to adapt to Crewe Alexandra.

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