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'Academy Team' For Final Day?

18 April 2013

Steve says naming home-grown team could be a fitting end to a fantastic year

Steve Davis says he will consider naming a ‘home-grown’ side against Walsall on the final day of the League season, but only if there is nothing riding on the game in regards to the play-off places. Davis has contemplated with the idea of naming a Crewe starting XI made up totally of Academy graduates and admits that it will be a fitting way to end the season at Gresty Road, if it is possible.

The Alex boss will continue to be fair to the teams in-and-around the play-off positions and will name his strongest side possible for Saturday’s trip to Yeovil and then again against Sheffield United next Tuesday.

Steve told “I will look to pick the best team I can from the players I have available for Yeovil and Sheffield United because they are involved in the race for promotion and are playing for positions. That is only fair to the other teams involved in it.

“We have had four or five of our key players missing of late and I think the season has caught up with some of them but we will continue to play a strong team and try to win. We don’t want to end a good season for us with a succession of poor results.

“There is a possibility that we go into the last game (against Walsall) and there is nothing riding on the game that I could look to name a team made up of home grown players. It is something I have thought about for a while.

The boss added: “I think it would be a really fitting way to end a fantastic year for the club. We have won promotion and competed in League One. We have reached and won our first cup final in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and could name our first ever team made up of Academy players. It would be another piece of history and a nice way to finish the year, but we will wait and see.”


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