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More Clubs Should Promote Kids

25 April 2013

Steve says clubs need to think about producing young players and being brave to play them

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that a greater proportion of lower league clubs should put their trust into producing young players. The Alex boss is set to make history this weekend by naming a starting XI made up totally of Crewe Alexandra Academy graduates. Steve has championed giving young players a chance in the Football League with the likes of George Ray, Ollie Turton and Ben Garratt all set to start against Walsall this weekend.

Davis says that with finances becoming tighter in the lower leagues, more clubs should look at producing their own, giving them a chance and then sticking with them.

The Crewe boss told the club’s official web-site: ”You have to give young players a chance and be brave. They can be inconsistent, but you have to stick with them and instil them with confidence and belief. This is the way more clubs should be run, especially in the Football League.

Steve added: “You have owners and managers bringing players in on unrealistic wages, going bust and then waiting for another buyer to come in and do the same thing again. There is no continuity in that and it is about having some stability and being courageous enough to see how far you can go with the ability you have.”


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