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Uche Needed Minutes On The Pitch

20 March 2015

Boss says Uche's start at Ashton Gate was vital as he plays catch up with his fitness

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis says it was important that his loan striker Uche Ikpeazu was given some game time against Bristol City on Tuesday evening after missing out on match fitness towards the end of his loan agreement with Doncaster. The 20-year-old started at Ashton Gate and produced a few of his trademark strong runs at the opposition.

The on-loan Watford forward completed 68 minutes before being replaced by Nicky Ajose, who had been rested.

Steve Davis told “Uche needed some game time and I knew he had to play a game sooner rather than later. It was important to play him back into fitness because he missed out on some game time towards the end of his time at Doncaster.

“He was a bit behind with his match fitness so was playing catch up and the run out at Bristol would have done him good. We are being cautious with him because we don’t want him to break down with an injury because we will need him.

“He was a bit jaded after playing on Tuesday night and the journey back wasn’t ideal with the motorway, but he will be fine and ready if we need him.”

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