Proud of his boys but Davis says family divide won't come into it
Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis has admitted it would be a rather strange but a proud day if his two boys are on opposite sides this weekend. Steve’s eldest Harry has been a regular for Crewe Alexandra over the last three seasons and has amassed 129 appearances.
Over at Vale Park, Joe Davis, 20, is still attempting to establish himself in Micky Adams’s starting line-up. Joe, who enjoyed a successful loan at Luton Town earlier in the season, has played 26 times for the Valiants and has partnered the on-loan Fulham defender Jack Grimmer in recent weeks.
Ahead of this weekend’s encounter at Vale Park, Steve said: “I would be very proud if I am on the side-line and the two boys are playing. It would be strange and something I don’t think has happened before.
“I am glad the two lads are doing well and they will want to win for their respective teams. They are ultra-competitive and will be determined to win and I’m sure they will enjoy it if they face each other.
“Joe has some work to do yet because Port Vale face Bradford tonight and he will have to earn his right to play.
“From my point of view and that of Harry, we just want to win the game for Crewe Alexandra. We are all very professional and whilst it will be nice for the family if Joe does play, it is all about the three points and doing our best for our respective clubs.
“It is all about the two teams on the day and that is all we are interested in. It will be an unusual day but one we look forward to.”