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Reports suggest that Clayton Ince will not be joining up with the Trinidad and Tobago squad for the forthcoming Gold Cup in the United States. If he had extended his involvement at International level and travelled with the Soca Warriors, the Crewe goalkeeper would have potentially missed half of the club's pre-season matches, but it seems he is eager to sort out his club career as soon as possible.

If his future remains at Gresty Road remains in the balance - but his decision not to join up with Leo Beenhakker's squad shows encouragement. The club remain hopeful that the popular stopper will sign the two-year deal on offer.

Dario told I haven't seen or spoken to Clayton but he knows what our offer is and there isn't any real room for manoeuvre. The deadline remains the day we return for pre-season training, so if he hasn't signed then he won't be coming to Portugal with us. None of them will.

"Of course, he will become a free agent and he can move on if he wishes or go off and play with Trinidad or whoever. We have always had an understanding that if he is away with Trinidad and misses a game then he will lose his place. He has got that balance right over the last few years.

He added: He knows we want him to stay with us and I think he realises that his club career is the most important thing.

"At the end of the day he has to make a living, so he needs to be where he is going to be and get something sorted."