Steve Davis says he is hopeful of possible player link up with Scottish giants
Steve Davis is hopeful that our practice match with Celtic will help relations between the two clubs heading into the future. Crewe Alexandra helped Neil Lennon’s side prepare for their Champions League qualifier against Irish opponents Clintonville with three 30 minutes halves on Saturday.
Crewe won 3-2 at Celtic’s training ground thanks to goals from AJ Leitch-Smith, new signing Vadaine Oliver and defender Harry Davis, although George Ray has claimed he applied the final touch.
Davis is now hoping that a healthy link between the two clubs could happen going forward, especially with former Crewe midfielder Lennon at the helm at Parkhead.
“It was always going to be a good work out against a club of Celtic’s stature. The practice game did perhaps come a little early in our plans but we were delighted to be asked to come and play and it was a real honour and privilege for us. Steve told the club’s official web-site:
“We got some fitness out of it and we didn’t put any pressure on the players. It was just a question of getting through it and them enjoying playing a bit of football again. We could make a lot of changes and look at certain things and I think that has helped us.
“It was treated more like a training session and there wasn’t anyone really flying around but it was still a great experience for our lads to be up against talented players, who have had some real success in the Scottish league and in the Champions League.
“Hopefully, we can forge a link there and perhaps open a few doors with the relationship, especially with Neil there as manager. It would be great to have a link with a club like that, much in the same way we have with a few in England.”