Boss says on-loan midfielder was prepared to put his body on the loan for the cause
Steve Davis says that Jamie Ness’ desire to help the team could have made his calf injury worse. The on-loan Stoke City midfielder made it through to half-time against Leyton Orient on Saturday before being replaced at the interval by young Liam Nolan.
Ness had been one of the most influential players on the pitch for Crewe in what was out best spell in the game during those opening 25 minutes and his creative spark was sadly missing in the second period.
The club remain hopeful that the skilful Scotsman will still be fit enough to travel to Peterborough for our mid-week fixture.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “Nessy wanted to carry on. He felt his calf but he wanted to give it five or ten minutes to see if it would settle down again. He didn’t want to come and we know how important he is to us.
“Towards the end of the half he tried to push off on it and again and really felt it so he had to come off at half time.
The boss added: “We are hoping it is just a nerve thing or a slight strain and that it will settle down. We are hopeful that he could still make the trip.”