First team coach James Collins says Ryan will have opportunity to develop his talent here with us
James Collins believes that winger Ryan Colclough is best served remaining at Crewe Alexandra and getting a number of games under his belt after he missed a large chunk of the last two seasons through injury. Coco returned from a problematic hip and hernia problem to play a key role in keeping the Railwaymen in League One, scoring crucial goals against Sheffield United and Coventry City.
Colclough has been offered a new contract at the club but is yet to put pen to paper. Due to his age, the football club would still be entitled to compensation for the 20-year-old forward.
Collins remains hopeful that the promising wide man will elect to stay at Crewe and shine in our first-team next season.
James told the club’s official web-site: “Ryan is a talented footballer with great ability but what he needs more than anything is consistent game time. He needs to play 30,40, 50 games and show that he is ready to move.
“If he can play consistently well then those things take care of themselves. It is a path that has served many young footballers at this club well in the past. What you do find in this game at times is that young players move too soon and become lost.
“Ryan is a good kid and he loves his football. He has made some mistakes and he would be the first to admit that but he has settled down and now he has to get back playing. We want him to stay here and become our best player. He is more than capable of doing that.
“He has a big decision to make but for me it would be a no-brainer. I think he is at the best place to play and develop his talent. After the injury he had and the time he has lost, it is important for him just to get back and play as much as he can.”