Boss says career decision to let some of his fringe players leave this summer.
Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that he decided not to offer Vadaine Oliver and Anthony Stewart new contracts because they need to be playing regular football.
Oliver 23, impressed on loan at League Two side Mansfield Town last season, scoring 7 goals in his 23 starts for the Stags and Davis feels that the forward needs to play consistently somewhere.
Stewart found it difficult to establish himself in Crewe’s starting XI but certainly didn’t let us down when called upon. The former Wycombe Wanderers centre-half just found it hard to displace the likes of Harry Davis, George Ray, the experienced Alan Tate and Jon Guthrie from the starting line-up. Stewart was restricted to just two starts during his six months with the club and now aged 22, Davis feels it will only benefit him to play more.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “It is always tough to make decisions on players and I believe it is the right decision to let this players move on and try and establish themselves in a team somewhere.
“At the age that they are they should be playing more regularly. It is important for their development and it is a career decision. They probably don’t think that at the moment but later on they will hopefully look back and think it was the best thing for progressing their career.
“Vadaine went out on loan to Mansfield and did well for them. He scored a few goals and he benefitted from playing regularly.
“Anthony was good to bring him in when we needed him and he was fine, but the problem he faced was that he had players ahead of him.
“We wish them all the best because we want them to go on and do well in their careers.”