Steve Davis says teenage Welsh starlet will only keep others on their toes
Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis admits that the loan signing of the young Liverpool forward Harry Wilson came somewhat ‘out of the blue’.
Davis is pleased that he has been able to add the young Wales full International to his attacking options and he states that the talented 18-year-old will only increase the competition amongst the Crewe squad.
Wilson has signed on loan until early January and he understands that he will have to produce to become a regular in Steve Davis’ starting XI with the likes of George Cooper, Brad Inman, Lauri Dalla Valle and Ryan Colclough all vying for places.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “The move for Harry did come somewhat out of the blue. A conversation occurred between Neil (Critchley) and James (Collins) about Harry and the next stage of his development.
“Liverpool wanted Harry to gain the experience of a different environment and to learn different things. Neil knows the club and he knows what we do and it was a natural fit.
“Harry has been very successful in Youth football. His stats are very good. He scores and creates goals and is highly thought of. He is the youngest player to ever play for Wales and his pedigree is very good. I’ve watched him a number of times and so has James and he is an exciting young player.
“There comes a time in a young players development when they come to a crossroads and they need to go out and challenge themselves. Harry wanted to take that next step and play competitive matches and we are delighted to have him.
“He commits defenders and he is prepared to be a real threat in the final third. I’m sure everyone will look forward to seeing him play and he will add competition to the squad.
He added: “We have a group of exciting players in those wide positions now with George, Ryan, Brad and now Harry. They know they have to play consistently well to stay in the team with that calibre of player waiting for their opportunity.”