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Collins: "Pleased With The Start We've Made"

3 October 2016

Assistant manager pleased that Crewe have managed to stop the rot with promising start.

Assistant manager James Collins says he is pleased that the club have managed to stop the rot after three challenging years in League One. Crewe were finally relegated from the league above last season but after strengthening our attacking options in the summer with the capture of Lowe, Dagnall and Kiwomya, Crewe have made a promising start to the season and are 8th in the table.

Collins told the club’s official web-site: “We have had a difficult few seasons at the bottom of League One, so we have been pleased to have been able to stop the rot. We have been able to pick up some good results and had some good performances.

“We have been able to grind out some results as well which is good because that is something we don’t really associate with Crewe. We have also had the two defeats at Cheltenham and Wycombe but to have only lost two in 11 so it's a decent start.

“It has been a mixed bag but as a supporter if I had been going to the games then I would have said there is some hope there.

“Of course, the level is a bit less than the league above but our young players are one year on and more experienced. We have also been able to bring in some experienced players which has helped us.

“The young ones are adjusting to the league and George Cooper is a good example. He needed time and he is beginning to come into his own now.

“We are confident that the same will happen with Kirk and Ainley in time. They are adapting and in this league it is slightly easier for them to develop.”

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