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Atkinson Has Played Catch-Up

8 October 2014

Steve Davis praise for Chris Atkinson following his return to first team action last weekend

Chris Atkinson will only continue to improve with more match fitness according to Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis. The former Huddersfield Town midfielder regained his place in the starting line-up for last weekend’s trip to Bradford City and he will be hoping to keep his place for the visit of Coventry City this Saturday.

its that having missed a large chunk of the pre-season due to him signing and then picking up as hamstring injury against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a home friendly, has meant the attacking midfielder has been playing catch-up on his fitness.Davis adm

Steve told “Chris missed a proportion of the pre-season and then suffered that set-back with the injury against Wolves. He has had to play catch-up a bit with his fitness but he has worked hard on that and worked hard to impress with the Under-21s and in training.

“He has not had a lot of game time so he has had to find his match fitness. Once he is fully match fit I’m sure we will see the best of Chris.

“He deserved his chance against Bradford after he played well for the Under-21s against Ipswich in the mid-week.

chances when he forced the goalkeeper to save at the near post.“To his credit Chris battled away at Bradford, especially defensively, and putting some blocks in. He was pressurising them and tried to get forward when he could. He had one of our better

“He has a goal in him and I’m sure he will continue to work hard to establish himself here."

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