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More On The Conveyor Belt

2 November 2012

Steve Davis heartened by the pool of talent coming through

Steve Davis is hoping that there will be a few more young players leaping onto the Crewe Alexandra conveyor belt in the future. Davis attended the club’s Youth Cup tie against Carlisle on Tuesday evening and was impressed with the overall performance of the youngsters.

He has already accelerated the progress of Ryan Colclough, who recently signed his first professional contract with the club and midfielder Billy Waters, who has been on the substitutes’ bench for the first-team this season. Waters scored a splendid winner in extra-time on Wednesday evening to seal a deserved 2-1 win in the FA Youth Cup.

Steve, who has also been prepared to promote from within told “Crewe have always focused on producing good young players and that has been the case since I was here as a player with Dario back in the 80s.

“They have continued to come through and hopefully there will be a few more coming up on the conveyor belt. It is not easy to produce talented young players and it is great credit to the Academy staff here that they continue to do so. That comes through the hard work they put in.

“The Academy has always been an integral part of this club and what we are trying to achieve and I have always had the view that if they are good enough then their age doesn’t really matter. I think that is the fairest way to view it and we have been pleased with theprogress of our younger ones."

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