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"I Could Stay Longer"

13 March 2013

Nathan Ellington on why he could look to relaunch his career here at Crewe

Nathan Ellington has not ruled out extending his stay at Crewe beyond the summer if both parties are suitably impressed over the next couple of months. The 31-year-old striker signed until the end of the season on Friday after scoring four goals in four Under-21 games. He travelled with the first-team squad for the trip to Colchester than day but was an unused substitute as the club’s got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win.


The arrival of Ellington on a short-term basis has certainly given the dressing room a boost and increased competition in front positions in the squad. Mathias Pogba

  Running over to celebrate his winning goal at Colchester with Ellington on the side-lines shows how quickly the former Wigan and Watford has settled into life at Crewe.


The Manchester-based Ellington is hoping that this could be the perfect arrangement to get his career going again.


Nathan told “We are just taking each stage as it comes at the moment. I have signed until the end of the season and we'll see how it goes.


“I know the club likes to bring through the young players but if I can fit into that and help the squad in any way I can then staying longer could happen.


“It is going to be very exciting. We have a lot of teams fighting for promotion and others down at the bottom so it will be tough. And we have the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final to look forward to. I am sure all the fans and everyone can have a great day out at Wembley when it comes around. It would be great to win it.


“If we can get into the Play Offs, we can go up again, so we have to work for every point.


“I am at a good level now and my sharpness is improving with each game and training session. I can feel myself creating chances for myself and others and I know there is more to come.”


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