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Loan Moves On Hold

3 October 2013

Gaffer says no need for reinforcements just yet...

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis says he will resist entering the loan market to turn things around, but he admits that it could well be an option if better results are not forthcoming. A 3-0 home defeat to then bottom club Gillingham left Crewe looking over their shoulders at the bottom four on Saturday evening and although the season is still relatively early to be pressing the panic button, Steve says his trust in his own can only last so long.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I stand by the fact that some of the performances on Saturday (against Gillingham) showed that some were not up to the standard of League One. That is not to say they can’t be, but at the moment they wouldn’t be. There would have to be a vast improvement on that performance.

“I said after the game that we will have to make some tough decisions on some and we will, but that does not necessary mean we will rush out and go and get others in on loan.

“We have to be careful and not have a knee jerk reaction because I have a strong squad here and enough numbers. It isn’t a question of having numbers and replacements, but finding those players who would be better than what we have. There is no point bringing someone in who is similar to what we have in terms of ability. I would have to get the right one.

“I will have to get some out before I can get some in. We have a big squad and that may happen. We have recently let Duggy (Adam Dugdale) and Westy (Michael West) go out to get some game time and we might let some others do that.

“If we can free up some wages then we could look at possibly improving our team with others from the outside but at the moment that won’t happen.”

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