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Davis: "Kirk Will Only Get Better"

25 April 2016

Boss says teenager Charlie Kirk still learning the game after promotion to the first team squad.

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis says that teenager Charlie Kirk will only get better with the experience he is gaining from playing in League One.

Kirk, along with his Academy team-mate Callum Ainley, has really burst onto the scene this season and he played a key role in Crewe Alexandra’s much improved performance against Oldham on Saturday. Crewe were unfortunate to lose the game 1-0 thanks to Jonathan Forte’s winning goal just before the hour mark.

18-year-old Kirk played off the front men Haber and Saunders and Crewe certainly created a host of good chances that should have seen us collect something for our efforts on the day.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We played with a flexible diamond with Charlie playing off the front. He had a lot of the ball and showed some nice soft touches.

“He was clever and bright in possession, although he wasted the ball late on when he tired. We cannot heap everything on him because he is still only 18 and is still learning the game. He will only get better.

The boss added: “What he has shown us is his great potential. He will play a part in the last few games and then into next season. He could become a really important player for us and he has to work hard to maintain the standard.”

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