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Steve: "Danny's Deal Could Be Extended"

23 August 2016

Boss challenges experienced midfielder to win himself an extended contract.

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that his latest signing Danny Hollands is here to win himself an extended contract.

The former Bournemouth and Pompey midfielder, 30, was handed his Crewe debut as a second half substitute against Newport County at the weekend and Steve says he will continue to use his experienced defensive midfielder as he builds up his overall match fitness.

Hollands has signed a short term deal until January but Davis has gone on record to say that their scope for that to extend if he has the desired effect.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “It is good to add another experienced player to the squad but we have to look after them because they are not going to play in every game. When they don’t then it is up to others in the squad to step up.

“Danny has come in after playing behind closed door games and they don’t have the same intensity as League Two games and he will need a bit of time to get back to that.

“One of the real positives from Saturday was giving him some game time. It was good to get him out on the pitch and to see him get through that. Now it will be a question of when we can give him some more game time because he has a lot of experience.

Steve added: “We will work with him out on the training, so he knows what to expect and get him doing what we need him to do. He will fit in well and it is a question of getting him sharper. He will get there pretty quickly because he is a good professional.”

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