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St.George's Could Be An Option

4 June 2014

Boss considers trip to Burton to break up pre-season testing

Crewe Alexandra Steve Davis says he would consider using the fantastic facilities at St. George’s Park for the forthcoming fitness testing if coach Andy Franks feels it will benefit the players to have a change of environment. 

The Alex will keep their pre-season games local but Davis says a trip to Burton may be something different as his pre-season preparations continue.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We tend to try and keep the pre-season games local because we don’t want to be travelling too far. We want it to be cost effective for our supporters and help the local teams out financially as well.

“We enjoy going to the likes of Leek, Nantwich and Norton and having that relationship. With the World Cup on a lot of the Premier League clubs won’t have their top names available or they go on tour to America or Asia. It makes it difficult.

“We were pleased to get Wolves. They are a big club and have a strong fan base. They have just been promoted to the Championship and it isn’t too far for their supporters to travel so hopefully we could get a decent crowd for that one.

“We like to fit in another one if we can at home, but that will depend on who we can get. 

“I will discuss things with Andy (Franks) about maybe going to St. George’s Park for a couple of days to do some of the testing. He might not want to and choose to do it all at Reaseheath like he did last season.

He added: “Sometimes it can benefit the players to have a change of environment and we will look to have a golf day or something else, just to break things up and let the players relax for a bit as well.”

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