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League Has Got Tougher

2 June 2014

Neil Baker says League One has become more difficult with the mix of clubs coming into it

Crewe Alexandra’s assistant manager Neil Baker says that League One will arguably be more difficult with the clubs that have been relegated from the Championship and those coming up from League Two. Baker is already looking forward to the new campaign and says that testing ourselves against the likes of Doncaster Rovers, Barnsley, Fleetwood and Chesterfield is the reason why we fought so hard to remain at this level.

Neil told “This coming season is going to be just as hard. It may even be more difficult because of the standard of team coming up and the ones that have come down.

“The likes of Fleetwood and Chesterfield will have good budgets and will spend again. Yeovil will be strong and have a very experienced manager in Gary Johnson. Doncaster were a bit unlucky to be relegated at the end and they will be hoping to bounce back.

“Rochdale have the experienced Keith Hill and they have some good players and will make some good signings.

“Barnsley may find it a little more difficult because they will cut their budget and Danny (Wilson) will have to play some of his younger players. It is not easy as the likes of Bristol City and Sheffield United found in the first half of the season. They needed to change their manager to start getting results.

“It will be a challenge, but one we wanted and one we are all looking forward to. That is why we wanted to stay in this league to challenge ourselves against some big clubs with good budgets.”


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