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Steve: "A Blow To Lose Tatey"

17 April 2015

Alex boss on Alan Tate's ankle injury

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that it is a blow to lose the experienced Alan Tate at this stage of the season. The on-loan Swansea City defender suffered a minor fracture in his ankle on Tuesday evening as Crewe picked up a point at Peterborough.

Tate is expected to be out between 4-6 weeks, thus frustratingly ruling him out for the remaining three matches of the season.

Steve told “The good news for Alan is the injury is not as bad as we first feared. He is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks, so that is good for him but it rules him out for the rest of the season.

“It is always a blow to lose any player at any time, but especially so when they have been in the team and have been an influential player for us.

“As a manager you want as many of your good players available so it is a blow to lose Alan. He has made a difference to us this season with his experience both on and off the pitch.

“We will have to see what happens with him in the future. I am sure it is something he, his family and his representatives will consider in the summer. I haven’t sat down with Alan and discussed his future yet.

He added: “Alan is out but we have enough defenders to cover that loss. It is a chance for them to step up.”

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