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Crazy To Ignore Loan Market

3 June 2015

Boss says signing quality players on loan can only benefit his team

Steve Davis has reiterated that he would delve back into the loan market if he feels a quality player would improve his side.

The Alex boss has been successful in loan recruitment over the last couple of seasons with players such as Jamie Ness, Chuks Aneke and Alan Tate arriving from Premier League clubs to supplement our own youngsters. Nicky Ajose, on loan from Leeds United, finished as the club’s leading scorer last season and Uche Ikpeazu made a physical difference before he elected to move on loan to Doncaster Rovers.

Davis says he will look to give his own young players a chance first to impress but stresses that if quality does become available then he would not hesitate to do something for the benefit of his squad.

The Alex boss told the club’s official web-site: “The loan market is something all clubs look at, especially at our level because it can provide you with players you cannot normally afford. You have to use it to your advantage if the right players become available.

“If we can’t get the quality of player we want on a permanent basis for a certain position then of course I would look at the loan market. I would look to our own young players first because we do have quite a number in the squad but if someone is available who could make a real difference then why wouldn’t you consider it?

“We would be interested in those young players, probably those who are playing Under-21 football and are on the fringes of the first-team squad and maybe have previous experience of this league.

He added: “Those top clubs know the reputation we have as a development club and they know that their players will get an opportunity to play and that we are a good club for their young players to come to.”

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