Ryan Colclough could be set to play a more dominant role
Steve Davis believes that youngster Ryan Colclough could make a big impact with the club next season after an impressive breakthrough year. The Potteries-born winger made 21 appearances for the first team last season, which included five starts. Colclough, 18, also scored his first senior goal away at Bournemouth back in January and made a cameo appearance as a substitute at Wembley against Southend United in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final.
According to the Crewe manager, the Burslem teenager could become a key member of his starting line-up this coming season.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I’ve seen Ryan’s natural ability and he reminds of Nick (Powell) when he was a young lad. They both had a lot of natural talent and they have that fire in their game as week. That is good as long as it is controlled ad to be fair to Ryan he has controlled it.
“When he moved up from the Under-21s he was still able to show what he could do and he adapted really well. He was still creating things in the first team and threatening the goal. He scored one and will be the first to tell you he should have had a few more as well.
“Ryan is an exciting prospect with a lot of potential and he just has to keep going and continue to improve. With more games, which he will always get here he can become a really top player and I’m sure he will show that.”