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Boss Hoping To Add Quality

5 August 2014

Steve Davis is hoping his patience pays off as he looks to add to his squad

Steve Davis is determined to add quality to his Crewe Alexandra team and is hoping to tie up another deal by the end of the week. The Alex boss has remained patient throughout the summer and is only moving for targets he believes will strength and improve his starting XI.

The Alex boss has bolstered his options with the summer signings of goalkeeper Scott Shearer, midfielder Chris Atkinson and latest recruit, forward, Marcus Haber. He has also signed up six first-year scholars who may yet come through and make an impact at first-team level this summer. Some of them may even be involved against Fleetwood on the opening day after catching the eye in pre-season games.

Davis is hoping that his patience pays off by landing some of his main targets before the end of the summer transfer window.

The Crewe boss told us: “I have been pleased with the work and the effort the players have put in over the last eight weeks. I don’t think I could have asked for any more from them and as manager that is what you are looking for.

“The confidence is good and we are looking forward to the new season, to playing those proper games when points are at a stake.

“I would like to add to the squad and we will be working hard to do that. I would have liked to have bought players in earlier but we have not dived in this summer and rushed into things.

“We have been patient and hopefully that patience will pay off. We have waited for better quality and will be determined to do our best to get those deals over the line. It won’t be easy because agents will be involved and there may be other options for them.

The boss added: “It won’t be straight forward but that is why we have a detailed list of who we want and what we need. We have had to wait because the players have been retained by their clubs and were either needed by their clubs for the pre-season games or the players wanted to give it a go and see where they stood.

“When players are left out or told that they can go out on loan is when something can happen.”

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