Davis says Arsenal youngster can unlock defences
Steve Davis has asked the Alex supporters to remain patient with on-loan youngster Chuks Aneke and defended his contribution against Yeovil Town at the weekend stressing that watching a re-run of the DVD Aneke came out favourably as one of our better players.
Davis feels that Aneke’s style and passing game goes against him when it comes to covering ground and appearing to put a shift in, but the Crewe boss has stressed that the Arsenal teenager has the potential to unlock defences with his passing ability and vision. He has also chipped in with vital goals against Hartlepool and Walsall and Davis says that the midfielder offers something different to others in the makeup of our team.
Steve told crewealex.net: “Having watched the DVD again on Saturday, I was perhaps a little bit too critical because if you take away the negativity surrounding the result, the noise of the crowd and some of our small mistakes, we were overall the better side throughout.
“We didn’t play as well as I would have liked but we have dominated the second half and deserved to get something from it.
“I thought Chuks was the best player in the second half. He put through three or four great through balls, he had two great chances himself but he made two big errors within a minute and that took away from some of the good things he did.
“You can get drawn into it. Just because he is not a little ratter covering a lot of ground in midfield, he is not actually doing anything, but if you weight up his impact he can be a match winner for us.
“He is trying, believe me. His strengths are different to the ratting type of midfielder. Chuks’ style doesn’t help him. He looks a loper and doesn’t look like he is travelling fast, even though he is. It is a kidology thing, people get the wrong impression but he is talented and only 19. He will have a bigger impact and can score goals.
Steve added: “He was getting frustrated because he wants to do well, he wants to impress here and his attitude has been first class ever since he came in from Arsenal.”