Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Tate Loan Paved The Way For King

9 July 2015

Boss pleased with Swansea tie-up after landing talented teenager Adam King.

Steve Davis says that the success of Alan Tate’s loan move last season paved the way for youngster Adam King to join us on a six-month agreement from Premier League side Swansea City. Midfielder King has signed until January 5th and Davis believes that the positive experience felt by Tate has only enhanced the relationship between the two clubs.

of April ended his season prematurely. The experienced Tate was an influential figure as Crewe managed to remain in League One last season, featuring in 26 games before an ankle injury sustained away at Peterborough in the middle

Davis is delighted that the link up with the Swans has continued with the arrival of 19-year-old King.

Steve told “We have drawn up a good relationship with Swansea. Gary (Monk) and his staff are always helpful and they have some very talented players. You don’t get to play for Swansea unless you are a talented footballer.

“We took Alan on loan last season and he enjoyed his time here. I would imagine he has gone back at times and said he liked what we do here. He should be applauded for being prepared to drop down a couple of divisions to play.

“Alan’s loan with us has enabled us to build that trust about us taking some of their younger players. It also helps that we try and play football as well and play a similar system to Swansea.


 The boss added: “Adam is thought very highly of by the manager and his staff at Swansea and we are delighted to have him here. When he gets more experience of playing in the League and develops physically then he has every chance of going on and playing in their first team at some stage.”

Advertisement block