Gloucester Rugby: I expect to play for Gloucester for many years, says Henry Trinder
HENRY Trinder expects to stay at Gloucester "for many more years".
But the out-of-contract centre admits he will bide his time before completing terms on a new Kingsholm deal.
The 24-year-old midfielder's sterling form has catapulted him back into the England squad for the autumn internationals, with head coach Stuart Lancaster hugely impressed.
Trinder has a fighting chance of claiming England's 13 shirt for the autumn schedule, with Manu Tuilagi and Brad Barritt out injured.
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The former Cirencester RFC junior is battling a hamstring issue but expects to be fit in time for England's opening autumn clash against Australia on November 2.
Trinder is among Gloucester's 22-strong first-team squad men who remain out of contract at the end of the season.
Gloucester boss Nigel Davies has already secured Billy Twelvetrees and Rob Cook to new deals.
The Cherry and Whites rugby director is working methodically through his Kingsholm retention plan, while also launching his recruitment strategy for next term. Davies is confident he will improve the Gloucester squad still further for next season, while also tying up new deals for his frontline stars.
Trinder admits he wants to sign on for more at Kingsholm – but is also keeping a watchful eye on the decisions his peers are making.
Trinder explained: "It's a big decision, I've been here a long time and I've loved every minute of it.
"I can see myself staying for many more years yet as well, but there's a lot more factors that need to be weighed up.
"But as I said I'm not looking to go anywhere as of yet.
"My sole purpose at the beginning of the season was to focus on my rugby, get eight or so games under my belt and see how it was all going, and the direction we want to move in.
"I've definitely bought into what Nigel has said and what he wants us to do.
"I am sure we will turn things around in terms of moving up the league table, after what's clearly a frustrating start.
"There are a lot of other players out of contract as well, and you have to take into consideration who is going to go and who is going to stay.
"There are a lot of good players up, so waiting to see what happens around you can be a big factor too.
"Obviously you never want to lose any of the players you've got, they are all good players and I think we've got a great squad at the minute.
"Rugby moves on quite quickly, so you just have to make sure, double-check almost, that it's the best decision for you."