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Saunders Was Lively

12 August 2014

Boss says it was a shame that Callum Saunders wasn't allowed to go on to score on his senior debut

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that he was impressed with Callum Saunders' late cameo appearance at Fleetwood on Saturday. The Wales Youth International replaced the injured Anthony Grant with just over 15 minutes remaining and he duly won a late penalty with a trade mark run in behind.

Saunders was one of two Crewe youngsters’ to mark his senior debut at the Highbury Stadium with full-back James Baillie also coming on for Jon Guthrie during our narrow 2-1 defeat.

Steve told “Young Callum got in behind them after taking a pass from Brad and won the penalty and it would have been interesting to see if he hadn’t been fouled, because I’m sure he would gone on to finish anyway. We know he is a goalscorer and in some ways it was a shame he was fouled as he would have marked his debut with a goal.

“I thought he might have taken the penalty because he takes them but he left it to Brad (Inman) and in fairness it was Brad and Matt (Tootle) who had been out there practicing them all week. Brad’s penalty was very good.

“We have been practising them again because in a knockout cup competition it might even go right through to penalties.”

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