Alex boss hopes striker has chance to develop if he leaves Ilkeston
Steve Davis appreciates that Crewe Alexandra face stiff competition for the signature of Ilkeston’s promising teenager Che Adams but the Alex boss hopes that the 18-year-old forward chooses the right option, so he can continue playing.
Adams has been a non-league sensation since leaving Coventry City at a young age and Crewe declared their interest in the England C International after scouting him on a number of occasions.
A number of other League Clubs are thought to be interested with the likes of Newcastle United, Sunderland, Huddersfield and Sheffield United all linked with the starlet.
Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site: “We always knew with Che that the final decision would rest with the player and his agent. It is up to him where he goes but if that is not here then I hope he goes somewhere where he will continue to play.
“If that chance to play first-team football regularly suddenly stops then it can affect his career. I just hope he picks the right place to go because as a young player he has continue to play and have that pathway into the first-team.
“I hope he makes the right decision and he knows what we can offer him here at Crewe. He only has to look at our first-team. I have given four teenagers there professional debuts in League One this season and that is something we are proud of.
He added: “Che knows what we can offer and what we can do for him as a football club. He knows how Crewe Alexandra works and how we can improve him as a player, but he chooses to sign for someone else I just hope he gets that opportunity to play.”