Steve Davis convinced that Ryan Colclough will be a huge success if he plays consistently next well.
Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis remains hopeful that his young forward Ryan Colclough will commit his future to the club and in doing so will become a key player for the Railwaymen next season.
Colclough returned from a long term injury towards the end of last season and he played a vital role in helping the club remain in League One. The Stoke-on-Trent born wide man scored crucial goals in wins over Sheffield United and Coventry City to help Crewe secure six vital away points in the run-in.
The 20-year-old is out of contract this summer but despite him missing almost 18 months of his young career with a problematic hernia and hip injury, the club are keen to re-sign the promising youngster and provide him with a stable platform to play a large chunk of next season.
Davis says talks have been positive with Ryan and his representatives and he is confident that the youngster will accept his new deal soon enough.
Steve told crewealex.net: “It has all been positive so far with Ryan and his representatives. I think Ryan has left the negotiations with his agent and I know he will seek the advice of his dad as well. He is very important to him and I’m sure they will come to the same conclusion that Ryan will only develop and become better with us.
“It is important that Ryan gets on the pitch as often as he can next season because we know what a key player he could be with us. He showed glimpses of that in the last few games and we were determined to get him back out there because he does possess that ability to produce something out of nothing.
“We want him to stay with us and help him become the player we know he could become. He has the potential and has suffered a massive set-back in his young career with the time he lost because of injury.
“He has been working hard to get back physically and he knows that I have been there for him when he has gone through some difficult times. It will be my job to mentor him and get the best of him and I’m sure if we can do that then he will realise the great potential he has.”