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Youngsters Have Adapted Well

8 March 2016

Alex boss Steve Davis says youngsters promotion has even surprised him.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that he has been impressed with the way his Academy graduates have adapted to being called into the first-team squad. With Crewe Alexandra suffering more than their fair share of untimely injuries this season and Ryan Colclough departing for Wigan Athletic during the January transfer widow, the Alex boss has had to thrust more of our promising youngsters forward.

The likes of George Cooper and Callum Saunders have continued to be presented with chances and they have been joined by Saturday’s latest full debutant Perry NG, and the even younger Callum Ainley and Charlie Kirk.

Steve has never hesitated to hand our younger players a chance but he admits he has been surprised by the way they have adjusted to life in League One.

Talking ahead of this weekend’s trip to Gillingham, the boss told “We do have a young group and with the players we have had out injured, I have had to turn to the younger ones a bit quicker than I would have liked.

“Saying that they have come through really well, they have surprised us with the way they have quickly adapted. That is the beauty of having young players, they sometimes come in and play with no fear.

He added: “We know they are talented players with a lot of promise and it bodes well for the future. They don’t seemed fazed and we know they have the skills and technical ability. The next stage of their education and development is to make sure they know how to win games. They have to work on that winning mentality and making sure they play well to help the team to win games. “

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