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Time For 'Youngsters' To Kick On

22 June 2016

Boss challenges his younger players to step up after disappoitment.

Crewe boss Steve Davis has challenged some of the younger contingent in his squad to step up to the plate next season and kick on.

Crewe Alexandra is preparing for life back in League Two and Davis says that those young players will a large number of games under their belts now have to push on.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We have some talented young players at the club but it is a bit unfair to be relying on the likes of Ainley, Kirk and Cooper to produce consistently because they are still finding their feet in the first team.

“They need to be enjoying their football first and foremost and they know that they will earn their place on merit. If they play well then they will play. It is the same for everyone.

“I am looking for those youngsters who have played a number of games now to kick on. James Jones, by his own admission didn’t do as well as he would liked last season, so he has to push on and be better on a more regular basis.

“George Ray has played a lot of games, so has Ollie. We need H (Harry Davis) to stay fit and be on the pitch. We have got Ben (Nugent) who isn’t that old either but can become a real leader for us. They are not young in terms of the games they have played.

“There is room for improvement in all of them and they are determined to do better. They need to find that level and become more consistent.”

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