JPT hero under consideration but will have to force his way into manager's plans
Steve Davis has admitted to the club’s official web-site that Brad Inman has come into his thoughts for the weekend because of his match winning performance against Coventry City in the first leg of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Northern Area semi-final 1st leg back in February 2013.
Thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Steve Phillips and his back four that night at the Ricoh Arena, Inman had the platform to torment the Sky Blues defence and the former Newcastle man scored two superb goals in a famous 3-0 win. Coventry won the second leg 2-0 at Gresty Road, but it was the Railwaymen going through to the new Wembley Stadium where a 2-0 win over Southend saw us lift the trophy for the first time in our history.
The Crewe Alexandra boss admits that Inman’s performance that night went a long way in the club’s decision to sign him on a permanent deal from Newcastle.
Steve told crewealex.net: “Brad was unplayable that night and that made our mind up to sign him after that game. It was a big factor in our decision making because he tormented the Coventry defence that night.
“We have mentioned Brad this week because of what he did at that stadium but he will be assessed like everyone else this week before I decide on naming the team.”