Ollie Turton has caught the eye in pre-season and he is now looking to take that form forward
With Steve Davis electing to play with three midfielders instead of two, the in-form Oliver Turton is hopeful that he will have more of a chance to play the majority of the games this coming season. The Altrincham-base midfielder had a mixed campaign last time around. After making a promising start to the season, Turton suffered a knee injury in the 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United at the end of October and didn’t return until April.
Turton, 21, played his part though in the decisive run-in playing against Shrewsbury, Bristol City and Preston North End and now he is hoping for an injury free run and a chance to really establish himself in the Alex starting XI.
Turton told crewealex.net: “The pre-season has gone relatively well and we have been gradually getting fitter and building up for that first game at Fleetwood. We came back into pre-season training a bit earlier this summer and I think that has been a good thing.
“I felt good coming back after a rest and by coming back two weeks early, we were able to get the footballs out quicker.
“I missed a lot of football last season because of the injury, so my first aim is to get into the team and play well enough to stay in. I want to be playing week in week out and that pressure in on my shoulders.
“Firstly I want to be in the team and putting in good performances and hopefully I can contribute some goals and assists along the way as well.
He added: “Maybe playing three in midfield will give me more of a chance to play but there are some good midfield players here and I know I will have to play at the top of my game to stay in the team.”