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Wintle Has Adapted Superbly To New Role

29 August 2017

Crewe boss David Artell has praised the adaptability of his young midfielder Ryan Wintle after he has been asked to play a more defensive role. Wintle has almost been a regular since Artell succeeded Steve Davis back in January and although he has had to curb some of his attacking instincts’, Wintle has shown what a bright footballer he is by adapting quickly to his new role.

The 20-year-old snuffed out the Port Vale threat on his return to Staffordshire and nearly grabbed his second career goal with a well struck shot in the second half.

Artell said of Wintle: “Ryan has switched roles and become more of a defensive midfielder but he has adapted to the role quickly.

“He is a bright footballer and he sees things on the pitch. He spots danger quickly and gets into some fantastic positions. He is the one who snuffs out danger and a lot of things he does for the team are not spotted.

“He probably didn’t have his best game when in possession on Saturday, but he didn’t half put a shift in for his teammates. They appreciate the work he does and so do we.”

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