Unsung hero finding his feet with some superb displays of late
Jon Guthrie is hoping that his recent good form on his return to first-team action will see him land a contract extension at the end of the season. The former Pewsey Vale defender is out of contract at the end of the season but he is certainly making quite an impressive with some really mature performances and decision making.
Alex boss Steve Davis has been pleased with the Wiltshire-born defender and he is set to start again against Swindon this weekend. Saturday’s opposition not only the closet Football League club to his family home but they also provided the opposition when Guthrie, 21, made his professional debut as a very late substitute back in October 2012.
Guthrie is only focussed on getting Crewe away from the danger zone and has put any contract talk on hold for now. He was gutted not to follow up that 3-1 win over local neighbours Port Vale with another positive result at Stevenage on Tuesday night.
Guthrie told the club’s official web-site: “We obviously had a great win last weekend at Port Vale and all knew how important it was to follow that result up at Stevenage. Unfortunately we couldn’t quite do that but we are still feeling quite positive.
“We played well and didn’t get what we deserved. It was just one of those nights when things didn’t go for us but the performance was good. We dominated the possession but on this occasion the chances didn’t go in.
“The Port Vale win was a massive for us and did bring confidence for the boys. We obviously want to win every game but that one was extra special for the fans so it was really pleasing to get the result. Like I said it was disappointing that we couldn’t quite follow it up at Stevenage, but now we have another game coming up very quickly.”