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Guthrie Going Is Opportunity For Others

24 May 2017

David Artell says that he has to now use Jon Guthrie’s departure from the club this summer as an opportunity to improve his options. The Alex boss is a big believer in one door closing, is another one opening for someone else and he is actively seeking a suitable defensive replacement for Guthrie.

Guthrie, 24, is set to sign for a League One club this summer, after rejecting Crewe’s offer of a new deal and Artell says we have to move on quickly. He has already signed Perry Ng on a new deal and has spoken to one or two potential targets as well.

The Alex boss said: “Jon's been good for this football club and I wish he'd stayed but he goes onto pastures new and we'll see where he ends up, I wish him all the best. It's yesterday's chip paper now.

“I think he should have stayed, I still think that. But he told me we couldn't have done anymore and text me to thank us for everything the club has done for him.

He added: “Whenever someone leaves a club I see it as an opportunity, that's the situation. If we get better in we have improved, and we have to make sure we take that opportunity.”


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