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Ollie Has Benefitted From Captains Role

23 December 2015

Boss says leading the team has helped Turton come out of his shell a little.

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that he decided to leave Ollie Turton with the captain’s armband for the visit of Fleetwood Town last weekend as he feels the right-back has become more vocal as captain.

Davis has hinted that he may well return the armband to the fit-again midfielder David Fox for the Boxing Day trip to Rochdale, but he says Turton has benefitted from leading the team.

The Crewe boss told the club’s official web-site: “I explained to Foxy before the game why I was leaving Ollie as captain for the Fleetwood game and he was fine about it. It was his first game back from injury and I decided to leave it as it was.

“In the absence of H (Harry Davis) and Foxy, I gave the captaincy to Ollie because I wanted him to come out of his shell a bit, because he is a quiet lad. I think he has enjoyed the responsibility and helped influence those around him.

“I think it has done him good and he has benefitted from it. He has come through a tough period performance wise and has been very good for us over the last few weeks.

He added: “I may change it back now that Foxy is back and it might be different for the Rochdale game but I have been pleased with Ollie.”

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