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Vadaine Needed Regular Football

20 May 2015

Steve Davis says he made the right decision for Oliver's career as he signs for York City.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that he had to allow Vadaine Oliver to leave this summer, so that he could acquire regular football. Oliver was released this summer after scoring three goals in 42 appearances (21 starts) for the Alex. His subsequent form on loan at Mansfield Town in the second half of last season has seen him secure a two-year contract at York City.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We bought Vadaine in because he had down well with Lincoln City and had potential. He had been at Sheffield Wednesday but suffered a really serious injury but he went to Lincoln and he did well. He scored one in two there and we were prepared to give him an opportunity.

“Vadaine has all the attributes. He is athletic, decent in the air and his touch and awareness improved with us. He scored a few goals for us, one was goal of the season, but we just felt we couldn’t wait forever for him to find that consistency we needed.

He added: “We just felt he fell below the standard we needed at the time. Our relationship was good and I thanked him for his contribution and he thanked me for the opportunity. Vadaine is one who could come again and we wish him well. He just needed to be playing more regularly for his career. “

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