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Davis: "A Great Experience For Our Kids"

2 February 2015

Alex boss says there is no reason why our talented Youth Team cannot cause upset

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that the club’s Youth Team should enjoy the experience of facing Arsenal in the fifth round of the competition this season but stresses that there is no reason why they cannot get through to face Manchester City at the quarter-final stage.

round six years ago. The Railwaymen narrowly lost in a penalty shoot-out after a thrilling 3-3 draw after extra-time played out at Barnet’s Underhill Ground.rdDavis watched his own son Harry face Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup 3

Crewe travel to face Arsenal again tonight having already seen off two category one academies in Bolton and last year’s runners-up Fulham, as well as Preston and York City.

Ahead of the Youth Cup tie at Boreham Wood, Steve said: “It’s a great game for them to be involved in.”

“I remember going down to Barnet to watch them when we lost on penalties, I think we had a penalty to win it to get through to the fourth round.

“It finished 3-3 and was a fantastic game, there was nothing in the game in terms of skill levels.

“Harry captained the team and it was a decent team but I don’t think the quality of the team was as good, I think we have got more quality now in the team so it depends on what they (Arsenal) have got.

“Alex (Morris) has done has done his homework. He has watched three or four of their games, spoken to the manager of the team they beat in the last round, Royston, and will have a good idea of what they will do.

“A lot of planning and preparation has gone in to it so I just hope they can go down there, the first away game of the run, and do themselves justice because it is a good group of players and they’ve done very well to get this far.

Davis added: “They have raised their game for these matches so it will be a good test for them.”




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