Inman disappointed that saga has continued into the season
Brad Inman is understandably disappointed that he has been unable to play competitive football after being left in limbo this summer. With his first-team chances limited at Newcastle United, Inman, 21, elected to reject the club’s offer of a new 12-months contract and has expressed his desire to move to Crewe on a permanent deal.
Inman was a success on loan last season, scoring eight goals and playing at Wembley Stadium in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and the former Scotland Under-21 International accepts that he has to step into Sky Bet League One to play regular first-team football.
Steve Davis has suggested today that the club are prepared to submit a final offer for Inman and if that is rejected says it will be decided at boardroom level whether to take the issue to a tribunal or not.
The Crewe Alexandra boss told crewealex.net: “It has been a very frustrating time for Brad and for everyone at the club. Of course, Brad is unable to work and do what he enjoys which is playing competitive football week-in-week-out.
I’ve spoken to him and told him at the time that it could be a long drawn out process. I told him he would have to remain patient and hopefully the two clubs would agree on a fee and resolve it.
“He is determined to come here and we have met with him and his agent to talk personal terms if a fee can be resolved. If it can’t then we would have to decide if we are going to go to a tribunal or move on. We can only hope that it can be concluded shortly.”