Molyneux pleased to play his part in club's mini-revival
The club’s summer acquisition from Accrington Stanley, Lee Molyneux is hoping that his recent performances against his former club and Peterborough United last weekend will be the beginning of a regular run in the Crewe Alexandra starting line-up. The 24-year-old has been playing catch-up a little last season after having to serve a three-match ban that carried on from last season.
Molyneux has had to wait patiently for his place but after helping the club overcome a tricky tie against Stanley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and then producing comfortably what will be the pass of the season to create AJ Leitch-Smith’s goal against Posh, the former Everton trainee says the Crewe fans are now seeing his potential from the left hand side.
Lee told crewealex.net: “It does make a huge difference to start a game rather than come off the bench. I knew on the Friday that I would be starting against Peterborough and if gave me a bit of time to prepare and get in that mind-set.
“You can think about that first pass that first tackle, it just makes it easier to get into the game. I think it is good here because the players will go into the team on merit. I thought that myself, Vadaine and AJ did well against Accrington and we took that into the Peterborough game.
“The manager is willing to change things around and if you perform then you will get a chance. The trick is then to play well so you stay in the team. The competition is good here and that is how it should be.
“Peterborough were a very good side and they played well at our place. I thought a draw was fair in the end, although it was disappointing to concede in the last minute. It felt like a defeat in the dressing room but we could be proud of the way we played.
Lee added: “Now we have to take that into the Walsall game on Saturday. We are going in with the mentality that the season really starts now and we want to get that win. The results that have gone before, we cannot change but we can change things going forward.”