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Everyone Delighted For Dan

2 September 2016

Boss challenges Udoh to keep the pressure on.

Steve Davis has encouraged Daniel Udoh to keep getting inside the penalty area and provide a goal threat. Udoh, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Tuesday evening with his first professional goal at Accrington Stanley in the Checkatrade Cup, will be hoping to see his hard work on the training ground pay off with more first-team opportunities.

The Crewe Alexandra boss was delighted to see the former Ilkeston man net his first senior goal in our 3-0 win on Tuesday night.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We were all delighted for Dan. It was his birthday and he managed to get on and score his first goal in professional football, so that will be something he will always remember.

“He had played an hour on the Monday for the U-23s, with the idea that we would give him some game time at Accrington and he came on and took his goal really well. It was a great cross from George (Cooper) and he has got in between the two defenders really well to get his tap in.

“We have been encouraging him to do that and to be fair he has been getting in there and we were pleased he got his reward. He is a good lad and he works hard to improve.

“He has been doing extra work on his own and is always looking to enhance his game, so he just has to keep going.

“He has to get himself ahead of Callum (Saunders) first but if scores goals then there comes a point where you have to go with him, so that’s his aim.”

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