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Back Four Can Pull Together Again

20 October 2015

Steve Davis has his fair share of injuries to contend with at the back.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis says he will resist the temptation to bring in another defender on emergency loan to ease his defensive concerns.

The Alex boss is having to contend with his club captain Harry Davis, George Ray, Stephen Kingsley and Perry NG all missing through injury and first year professional Toby Mullarkey joined that injury list after twisting his knee against Doncaster Rovers in the FA Premier League Cup last week. Mullarkey is thought to be out for two months.

He will wear it first in training to get used to it.  Davis’ back four literally picks itself at the moment but he is hoping to have George Ray back in contention for the weekend. Ray suffered a fracture of his cheekbone against Wigan Athletic in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, but has been given the all clear to resume playing again in a protective mask.

Ahead of tonight’s trip to Burton, Steve told “We are a bit short of defenders at the moment and I considered bringing one in on loan but we should have George back on Tuesday which will help us.

“I thought it wasn’t worth bringing another one in loan if it is just to cover one game. I think we have one or two players who could fill in those positions if needs be.

 “If we were to suffer another injury to one of our fit defenders then it could become a problem but at the moment we can cover any issues that could arise. “

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