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Boss On Loan Players

6 May 2014

Steve Davis praises trio's contribution as they return to parent clubs

Steve Davis has revealed that he has not spoken to Chuks Aneke yet about the possibility of us taking him on a permanent deal.

The Alex boss has gone on record to suggest that without the 17 goals scored by the on-loan Arsenal forward, Crewe would have been relegated to League Two months ago. Aneke’s exceptional form saw him finish runner-up to Matt Tootle for the players’ player and supporters’ player-of-the-year awards.

Aneke has now returned to his parent club after helping Crewe secure their League One status and Davis has nothing for praise for the likeable Londoner, as well as the other loan players we had to get us over line.

Steve told “All three of our main loan made a massive contribution to us starting up. Of course, Chuks was essential for that because we would have been relegated a couple of months ago if it wasn’t for his goals. He was the only player to reach double figures and he has always felt like on of ours.

“George (Evans) became one of ours over time. He lost a bit of form towards the end but that is to be expected as he is still very young and this was his first season in competitive football. It would have been a wonderful experience for him.

“After his initial injury and fitness problems, Uche became a major player for us and score some important goals, like the one he got at Shrewsbury. People forget he is still only 19, he only turned 19 when he was here.

“He still has some developing to do but he always a threat with his power. He will only improve and he has great confidence in his own ability.

“They have all gone back to their parent clubs now and I don’t know what will happen with them. George and Uche are under contract and Chuks is out at Arsenal. I would like to keep him but I have honestly not spoken to him about it yet.

“I will be in touch with them to thank them for their contribution and see where their futures lie.”

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