Youngster hopeful of having a positive end to the season
Young Oliver Turton is hoping his versatility can see himself earn some more game time on the pitch before the end of the season. The Academy graduate was called upon to steady the Alex midfield when we lost our influential captain Luke Murphy against the MK Dons on Tuesday night and he performed admirably in that role as Crewe recorded a superb 2-1 win.
Turton has played mostly at right-back during his career through the Academy but has also been tried at wing-back and in central midfield on occasions. It is willingness to play anywhere that makes Turton such a useful asset in the Crewe squad. If Murphy doesn’t make the trip to Crawley due to a groin strain then Turton is hoping boss Steve Davis will trust him again to come into the team.
Ollie told the club’s official web-site: “It was a good result against the MK Dons. I thought he was going to be a draw but Pogs got in there at the end to win the game for us and overall we deserved it.
“I was just pleased to play a part and it was nice that the boss trusted me to go on and do a job for the team. I am just hoping that my versatility will give me some more time out on the pitch. I don’t mind where the manager wants me to play.
“I just want to progress as a player and keep on learning. I will play anywhere. I have been behind Murphy and Abdul, who have arguably been our best two players this season, but I learn so much from watching them and training with them.
“There are so many big games coming up and obviously Wembley, so I just want to be involved as much as I can and show what I can do.”