After six months out Harry Davis could be back in the 18-man squad for Walsall
Harry Davis could be included in the Crewe Alexandra squad for tomorrow’s encounter at the Banks’s Stadium. The defender has missed six months of football following a knee operation in March, but after successfully resuming training and playing in three reserve matches, the Burnley-born Davis could be named in the 18-man squad this weekend.
Davis completed 90 minutes against Swansea City on Monday evening for the club’s Development Squad and has declared himself fit and available for selection for the first-team.
Manager Steve Davis will assess his condition at training today, before deciding whether now is the time to involve the 23-year-old once again.
Steve told crewealex.net: “We have spoken to Harry and he feels he is ready to be back involved. We’ll see how he is today.
“He has played three reserve games now and there are only so many games you can play to make yourself sharper at that level. The only way he is going to get really match fit is when we re-introduce him to the first-team.
“He has trained well for over a month and done the extra work to build that muscle around the knee. His knee is fine and he has suffered no reaction.
“H has been a bit stiff after the games or after tough sessions but that is to be expected. He is fine and we’ll decide on whether he is on the bench or not. He knows he has to earn his place in the side.”