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"Turton Would Play Through Pain"

11 November 2016

Boss praise for right-back's character ahead of Plymouth clash

Ollie Turton would be prepared to play through the pain barrier if needs be, according to Crewe boss Steve Davis. Turton’s successive run of matches that had extended to 90 matches sadly came to an end against Chesterfield on Tuesday evening due to injury. Turton aggravated a hamstring in our FA Cup clash against Cheltenham and was forced off at Whaddon Road. Youngster Perry NG stepped into the side and started his second senior game for the club in our Cheackatrade Trophy defeat on Tuesday night.

Turton has been working tirelessly to try and make a return this weekend and although he has made a dramatic improvement, the visit of Plymouth may have come too soon for him. He does have an outside chance of being available for the mid-week FA Cup replay against Cheltenham.

Steve Davis told us: “Ollie would probably play if I asked him to, even though he is not 100% because that is the type of lad he is. He would play with pain for you because he doesn’t like not playing.

“We have others like Perry in the squad and others, so they have to an opportunity if a player is not completely right.

“I’m sure Ollie will make himself available for the replay on Tuesday night but we will have to wait and see.”

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