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Steve To Keep Ryan Lowe At Crewe

9 December 2016

Boss says he & board have made decision

Crewe Alexandra Manager Steve Davis, in a united decision with the Club's Chairman & Board of Directors, have made clear their intentions to keep Ryan Lowe in South Cheshire.

Bury FC had wanted to make Lowe their new First Team Coach, with the striker keen on a coaching career after hanging up his boots, but Davis is adamant the 38-year-old will see out the final 18 months of his contract as a Crewe player - with the possibility of developing a coaching role at the Alex during that time.

Lowe has been a key performer in Steve's squad so far this season, making 24 appearances & scoring eight goals as the Club look to push towards the end of season play-offs.

Davis said: "There is some truth in Bury's interest, but it's very simple from our stance as a Football Club.

"We had the initial approach & then I spoke to the Chairman & the Board about it & we made a united decision to not allow him to go - because we want to keep him.

"We brought him in during the summer as a major signing that was going to make a difference - which he has, & has done very well. He wanted to come & play games, which we've given him, because he wasn't playing at Bury & he's our team captain.

"We didn't just bring him in for now. We brought him in for next season & beyond that. We were looking at Ryan Lowe as somebody who we'd want to keep at the Football Club, not just as a player, but maybe as a coach or something further down the line.

"At the moment he's our player, he's contracted beyond this season with his appearances being triggered. He's got 18 months left, so we see more of a future for him here than anything else. That's the situation at the moment."

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