MIDFIELDER Matt Bloomfield is mulling over the club's offer of a new two-year contract on the same terms he was on before.

The injured ace has not been rewarded with a pay-rise for his consistent performances but has been told there will be one around the corner if he signs and impresses again when he recovers from his cruciate injury.

Boss Peter Taylor said: "I've had a chat with him and told him how much I want him to stay and I'm hoping that soon he will be signing.

"He's been very unlucky with the timing of me coming in because he's injured but I can't come in and give him a new contract because I haven't seen him play.

"I am hoping he listens to my advice and signs the two-year deal here. It's on the table but I imagine he's looking for an increase in pay.

"If I'd seen him play 40 matches there would not have been a problem. I would have been going to the board saying let's get that sorted out but I'm not in a posiiton to do that yet.

"I'm basically asking him to trust me. The boy is not about money, he's about playing football, but he's also thinking about his future.

"I'm asking him to sign the two-year deal and the minute he gets back in the team and shows me what he's been showing everyone else since he's been here I will be pushing to get a new contract for him.

"If he comes in and plays half a dozen matches brilliantly and shows me that he's fit and well then I will be knocking on the door to get it done.

"I've told Matt that and I've agreed with Steve Hayes that we will make it an improved three-year deal."