Former Alsager youngsters showing his potential with composed displays in pre-season.
First team coach James Collins says that promising youngster Ryan Wintle is growing in confidence following his switch from Alsager. The midfielder has performed admirably in the club’s opening two friendly games and his composure in possession and vision was clearly evident as Crewe ran out convincing 7-1 winners over his former club on Saturday.
Of course, it is a massive step for Wintle, having come from much lower down in the football pyramid, but Collins believes that if he can continue to show improvement then he has a chance of becoming a first-team player of the future.
Collins told the club’s official web-site: “It is difficult for Ryan to have come from where he had come from into a Football League club. It is a big ask but he has eased himself into it and the lads have taken to him as well which is a good sign. They are quick to wean out players who they don’t think are good enough.
“Ryan is a quiet lad but I’m sure he will grow and become more confident. He will improve and gain from the experience and if he can do that then he has a chance.”