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Shearer Wanted First Team Football

26 June 2015

Steve Davis says he respects Shearer's decision to leave for more game time.

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that the departing Scott Shearer wanted to prolong his playing career. The experienced stopper left the club by mutual consent and was quickly snapped up by Mansfield Town on a free transfer.

Shearer’s opportunity to play regularly at Crewe was restricted to just three appearances as he found it difficult to dislodge highly rated goalkeeper Ben Garratt from the starting XI. Shearer, 34, moved out on loan to Burton Albion for the second half of the season, but again found it tough to obtain game time as the Brewers stormed to the League Two title.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I spoke to Scott in the closed season and told him that we would be willing to let him go if he can get another club.

“It was evident from the conversation that Scott want to continue to playing and wanted to play for as long as he could. He didn’t particularly want to do the coaching we had got him in to do and wanted to focus on playing on more regular basis. We couldn’t guarantee that him here because of Ben.

“He didn’t want to be cover and wanted to try elsewhere and play more games. He expressed a real interest to do that and we respected his decision.”

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