James Collins says Dario's legacy will continue with employment of 'Crewe' coaches.
. James Collins says that the Crewe Alexandra Academy will continue to produce talented young players because of the hard work the staff and players put in. Collins has revealed this week that more of his time will be taken up by working more closely with the first-team as a senior coach to Steve Davis, but the former Crewe midfielder says that the club’s renowned Academy is very much in safe hands with the likes of Kenny Lunt and David Artell joining the staff in recent times
James told the club’s official web-site: “The Academy is in terrific hands and it continues to be our job to produce young players that can play in our first team and then hopefully go on to play higher. We need to sell players to survive as a club and more forward.
“It has been Dario’s legacy if you like to put all the facilities in place and then employ young coaches who understand the philosophy of the club. It started with him and individually I’ve learned a great deal from the likes of Dario and then Steve Holland.
“Working closely with Steve (Davis) and Neil (Baker) this season has only benefitted me further because it was a great experience to see them working under pressure and how calm they were. It puts me in good stead for the future.
James added: “The Academy is in safe hands because it has the likes of Alex (Morris) and now Kenny Lunt and Dave Artell, who know all about the ethos of the club and how it is run.”