With injuries to Davis and Ray, Jon Guthrie hopes to get a chance in the centre.
Jon Guthrie is hoping that injuries to centre-halves Harry Davis (knee) and George Ray (cheekbone) may allow him to stake a claim for a place in his preferred role. The versatile Guthrie regained his place in the starting XI against Wigan Athletic at left-back last night because the on-loan Stephen Kingsley was away on International duty with Scotland’s Under-21s.
Guthrie overcome giving away a penalty in the opening minute of the game and had to move into the centre when Ray was forced off with what appears to be a fracture of the cheekbone. With Steve Davis struggling for defence numbers, he may have to name the back four that finished the game last night at Oakwell this weekend.
Jon told Crewe Alex PlayerHD: “It is never nice to see one your team-mates and friends down on the pitch and it is always a worry. George is a great lad and everyone wishes him a speedy recovery. It is never nice to see.
“We had to change it around a bit with George going off and I moved from left-back into the centre. It is my aim to establish myself in the centre so hopefully I showed what I can do and have done enough.
“You have to be patient because football is all about the ups and downs. One day you are in and the next you can out of the team, so you just have to be ready to play when you are needed. All the players here, on the bench or in the squad are ready to play when needed and I’m sure they will all get a chance at some stage during the season.”
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