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Davis: Scouts Coming Is A Compliment

10 January 2013

Steve Davis says scouts attending our games works both ways

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis says that the number of scouts attending our matches is a compliment, but he is hopeful that we won’t lose any more of his assets during the January transfer window.

Davis reiterated that he has not heard anything from other clubs in relation to any of his playing squad and he wants to keep it that way after losing arguably his two best players in the summer when Nick Powell and Ash Westwood signed for Premier League side Manchester United and Aston Villa respectively.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “Having scouts at our games works both ways. On the one hand it shows that we are doing something right and those players are performing. It is nice to think that we have bigger clubs coming to watch our young players.

“On the other hand, as a manager you want to keep hold of your better players for as long as possible. I am proud of the fact that we produce good young players and clubs such as Manchester United and Aston Villa are prepared to come in and take them to the next level.

“I knew when I took over how Crewe were. Nothing has changed. If the right offer came into the club and the money was right for us, then we wouldn’t stand in their way. That is how it has been under Dario for many, many years. We have to sell to survive, like I would imagine a lot of Football League clubs have to.

“I hope it remains quiet but you can only wait and see. If one was to move then we would have to do something, but hopefully that won’t be the case this month.”

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