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Jonah Plays First Competitive Match Of The Season

13 March 2018

James Jones played his first competitive minutes of the season  playing an hour of a 1-0 win for Crewe under 23s over Birmingham City.

The midfielder, who has missed the entire campaign so far due to a pelvic problem and then a knee injury, got back on the Gresty Road surface in the Professional Development League encounter.

The 22-year-old looked comfortable as he got through 60 minutes before being substituted as planned for Regan Griffiths.

Manager David Artell said: “James came to see me last week and asked to be on the bench at Stevenage. 

“It’s a great attitude but the answer had to be ‘no’. He hadn’t had one minute on a football pitch for 10 months. He is right at the start of his match-fitness rehabilitation.

“We have to see how he gets on in under 23 games.”

While the game was deemed a little too soon for Ryan Wintle (knee), striker Chris Dagnall – who did come off the bench at Broadhall Way – also played for the U23s.

He came off on 75 minutes, leaving Crewe with 10 men as they had used all their subs, but it is understood to have been a precautionary move.

That was 10 minutes after Luke Offord hit the winner after latching onto a Charlie Kirk through ball.


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