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Performance Of Debutant Gives Us A Lift

22 January 2018

One of the major positives from our home defeat to promotion chasing Wycombe Wanderers was the performance of debutant Harry McKirdy.

The on-loan Aston Villa youngster scored an 88th minute equaliser for the Railwaymen after replacing Lewis Reilly in the 67th minute, but he was left hugely disappointed as Wycombe Wanderers grabbed a scrappy stoppage time winner.

Manager David Artell was pleased with the impact the on-loan 20-year-old made on his debut.

The Crewe boss told the club’s official website: “Harry has come off the bench and scored and that is what we needed coming from the bench. It was a real fox-in-the-box finish. He took his chance well and Tom Mooney (Aston Villa) told us that signing Harry would be our best bit of business in January.

“That is the job we are in, trying to find those players that can make a difference for us. Harry did well and he gave us another option from the bench. He and Dan Barlaser coming here on-loan have made our squad stronger.”


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