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Having To Remain Patient On Forward

26 September 2014

Boss forced to play waiting game over possible striker loan

Steve Davis has confirmed to the club’s official web-site that he is still trying to bring in another emergency loan signing to bolster his attack. The Alex boss is after another forward to help his first choice strikers Marcus Haber, Vadaine Oliver and young Billy Waters in regards to the goals for column.

Davis, who has recently added the more experienced Febian Brandy and Alan Tate to his squad, is hoping to add a goalscorer to the mix, but admits the process has been slow over the last couple of weeks.

Football League clubs can sign as many players they like on emergency loan, but only five can be named in an 18-man squad on matchday. With Crewe currently on four loan signings, the manager says he is waiting for the right forward to become available.

The Crewe boss told the club’s official web-site: “We have four loan players in at the moment and I would like an extra one in to take it five. You can have five loan players in the squad so we wouldn’t want to get many more in after for the moment.

“Of course, we will assess the ones we have here going forward. We will see where we are when their loans are up.

“I’m after another forward player because we are short up there. I’ve been trying my best to get the right one in and hopefully we will get one in shortly, but it has been a slow process.

“There are different reasons for that. A manager might change and the club are reluctant to let them out. Some want a percentage of the wages that could be beyond us or the player chooses not to come because of the situation we find ourselves at the bottom of the league.

Steve concluded: “I am looking for a real fighter who wants to come here and fight for our cause. All I can do is keep at it and keep trying to bring in the one we need to help us up there.”

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