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Steve Phillips

Number 1

D.O.B.

06/05/1978

Birthplace

Somerset

Height

6ft 1in

Weight

11st 10lbs

Position

Goalkeeper

Signed

November 2009

Fee

Loan

Former Clubs

Bristol Rovers, Bristol City, Shrewsbury (Loan)

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Initially joining in November 2009 on a loan deal from Bristol Rovers, Phillips made 30 loan appearances before making his move permanent in the summer of 2010, having previously spent pretty much his entire football career with the two Bristol clubs. Despite seemingly being unhappy at being left out of the side in favour of Rhys Taylor last season, Phillips signed a one year extension to his contract in March 2011.

Although an Alex player for over 18 months, Phillips will seem like a new signing in 2011-2012 having sat out last season firstly through injury and then as understudy to loanee Rhys Taylor. H

He showed his value in one of only two starts last season, a commanding performance between the sticks that saw the Alex take 3 points from Bradford despite playing half the match with ten men. It's a quality that's definitely been missing over the last season and thankfully one of Phillips' strengths. As a keeper who's always been rated as one of the best in the lower leagues there's certainly no worries for Alex fans when it comes to the goalkeeping position.

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