Lee Molyneux on his former club Accrington
One player who is hoping he can force himself into Steve Davis’ plans for tonight’s meeting with Accrington Stanley is Lee Molyneux. The former Stanley wide man is hoping he will be able to face his former team-mates at some point after making his Crewe debut late on as a substitute at Swindon on Saturday.
Molyneux says he has a lot to thank his former club for, not only giving him the opportunity to play regular football again, but also for refining his position on the left hand side of midfield.
The transformation helped Molyenux score 8 goals in 13 appearances in the second half of the season to help them safeguard their Football League status but also attracted interest from other clubs.
Ahead of tonight’s game, Lee said: “I have so much to thank Accrington for. They gave me that chance last year and I will always be grateful for that.
“Accrington are only a small club but there are some great people there. They work very hard at what they do and their objective is to try and remain in the Football League.
“I hope I was able to repay them in some way with my goals and assists in the second half of the season.
“They changed my position and I pushed further forward to become a left winger and haven’t looked back since. I really enjoy the attacking aspect of the game and because I did well in the second half of the season there was some interest in the summer.
He added: “It will be a tough game against Accrington and in a one off cup match anything can happen. I’ve been back to see them play against Portsmouth this season and they played really well against one of the relegated sides.