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Boss: "I Want A Bowery Type Of Forward"

11 May 2017

Boss says Jordan fits the bill but says he has to resolve his Orient future first.

David Artell has targeted a taller striker this summer and although Jordan Bowery fits the bill, the Alex manager says that the 26-year-old has to resolve his immediate future with relegated Leyton Orient before he can even consider signing him. Bowery has 12 months of his contract to run with the O's.

Bowery joined Crewe on loan in the January window and his presence certainly helped improve us in the final third of the pitch. Although Bowery only scored twice himself in his 19 appearances for the club, he certainly assisted Chris Dagnall in his search for goals. Dagnall hit 12 goals in the new partnership and ended the season with a double player-of-the-year award.

Dave told us: “We are looking for that type of striker. A Jordan type, who has a bit of presence up there is what we need. I thought that having Lowe and Dagnall up there was a bit too similar and when Ryan said he wanted to leave, I knew the type of replacement we needed.

“I'm still speaking to Jordan, he's someone who has helped us enormously. He didn't score that many but Chris Dagnall scored since 12 since he's been here.

The boss added: “He's still contracted to Leyton Orient and he'll have to resolve that situation before we do anything with him.”

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