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Wish I Had 11 Like Toots

28 March 2014

Steve Davis on milestone man Matt Tootle

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that he wished he had ‘11 Matt Tootle in his side’ as we enter the real business end of the season.

game for the club against Coventry City tomorrow and Davis has praised the contribution his vice-captain has made this season. Tootle has captained the Crewe team whenever Abdul Osman has not played and Davis says his growing maturity has seen him develop into a similar leader like fellow Academy graduates Ashley Westwood and Luke Murphy before him. thTootle, 23, is to mark his 200

Davis has nothing for praise for one of his most consistent and versatile performers, he told “Matt has been excellent this season and has been since I’ve been here. I was there for his debut at Northampton and he showed great character and just slotted straight in that day and he has got better and better.

“It is a tremendous achievement to have reached 200 games at the age of 23 and be has grown as a man and a player for us. He has improved and continues to want to improve. He is very contented at the moment, because he has always been his own worst critic.

“He is playing well, he is happy and you can see that in his performances. Matt is confident and he doesn’t make many mistakes. He has been terrific for us and I can only say that about a few this season. If I had eleven players like Matt Tootle we would certainly win more games than we would lose.

Steve added: “He has done a great job on both sides for us and previously in midfield when we were promoted. Mat has been a great servant and is an all-round good guy, who it is a pleasure to work with. “

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