Steve Davis says Stoke youngster has come here with a point to prove.
Jamie Ness will only benefit from his five month loan deal at Crewe Alexandra after being starved of football over the last few years. Ness, 23, made a superb impact at Glasgow Rangers, scoring a high-profile goal against arch city rivals Celtic before securing a move to Stoke City. With his chances becoming limited at the Britannia Stadium, the attacking midfielder was loaned out to Leyton Orient, initially on a one-month loan deal but due to his form that was extended to the end of the season.
With players returning from injury and Leyton Orient making a concerted effort to win promotion to the Championship, he found himself on the sidelines as the Londoners closed in on the play-offs. His spell at the Matchroom Stadium ended in frustrating circumstances but he has grown from the experienced.
Now back locally with his young family, the likeable Ness is settle and determined to make an impact in League One.
Steve Davis believes that the club will only benefit from having the former Scotland Under-21 International back in familiar surroundings and eager to prove himself at this level.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “Jamie is a young player who has basically been starved of football. He is a player we have watched many times and been interested in for a while.
“He went on loan to Orient last season and managed to play some games, so he knows this league and he knows what to expect. He is a player with great pedigree. He made a big impression when he first went into the side as a young player with Rangers and then he got a move to Stoke.
“He just wants to play games and get himself going again. He is a left footer, so he will give us some balance in that midfield three and he will be determined to prove people himself.
“I have no problem at all bringing in a player from Stoke City. I don’t really look at it like that. I just look at it that if there is a good player down the road who can come here and improve Crewe Alexandra then I would bring them in.
He added: “I am told that not many players come in from Stoke or visa versa but we have a good relationship with the club and know people there. It is something we would like to improve in the future because if they have players available for loan then there is no better place to come than here.”