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Steve Unsure Top Clubs Will Lend Players

23 June 2016

Change to loan law will make it harder to attract good loan players.

Steve Davis believes that the changes to the loan system will mean Premier League clubs will become more reluctant to let their younger players go out. The change to the loan system comes into play for this coming season and clubs will have to take a player on a six month or year loan instead of dipping into the loan market in an emergency.

Clubs will have to become more decisive on who they sign on loan because they will have to accommodate them from window-to-window.

The Crewe Alexandra boss says that any available Premier League and Championship players may have to arrive late, as clubs decide the best course of action because of the FIFA law change.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “With the loan system changing this year, it is even more important to try and get those permanent signings into the club.

“Clubs may have to build bigger squads to cope with injuries, suspensions or loss of form. It will be interesting to see what happens with it. We have the luxury of calling on the Academy players but we have done that anyway and tried to play them whenever we could.

“It will be interesting to see what the Premier League clubs do and who they let out. They will leave it late because they usually play them in pre-season or take them away on some tour.

“That means they may have to come to you once the season has already started and now that they can play Under-21s in the Football League Trophy they may want to keep hold of them because they want to be competitive in that.

The boss added: “I am not sure the change to the loan system is a particularly good thing but the law has changed and it is something we have to get on with.”

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