Holding midfielder who complimented Murphy perfectly to help the club lift the JPT
Abdul Osman joined Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 2012 after a short spell in Greece with FC Kerkyra. The combative central midfield player replaced the departing Ashley Westwood and he went on to form a successful partnership with Luke Murphy.
The Ghana-born Osman made 47 appearances in his debut season and he collected a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy winners’ medal after appearing at Wembley.
Following Murphy’s departure to Leeds, Osman was handed the captain’s armband and he kept his place for much of the first half of the season. With the club bringing in youngster George Evans on loan from Manchester City and the emergence of Liam Nolan and Ollie Turton to compliment the more experienced Anthony Grant, Osman’s appearances became more restricted. Matt Tootle took on the armband in his absence.
Osman’s professionalism still saw him be a key member of the squad and his experience certainly helped us escape the drop into League Two.
The former Northampton-man, 27, made his final appearance for the club at home to Notts County in March and he was delighted to score his first and only goal for the club when he applied the final touch to a Mark Ellis shot in that game.
Osman’s bubbly personality made him a favourite with the Crewe fans and as captain he led by example when it came to work in the community.
We wish Abs all he very best in his career and thank him for his two years with the club.