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Porter: "Club Connections Gives The Game A Bit More Spice"

11 October 2018

Club News

Porter: "Club Connections Gives The Game A Bit More Spice"

11 October 2018

Ports hoping to get the better of the club where it all started for him.

Crewe Alexandra forward, Chris Porter, is hoping that he will get another chance to lead the line against his former club, Bury this weekend.

Porter has started the last two league games as David Artell continues to search for the best way to make us more threatening.

Porter led the line superbly well to inspire us to a 1-0 home win over Swindon Town but we couldn’t quite build on that result at Lincoln at the weekend.

A Tom Pett goal proved the difference between the two sides on the day and 35-year-old Porter played on scraps as he battled for possession up against Lincoln’s two centre-halves.

Porter, who has scored over 150 goals, is not overly concerned by the fact that he hasn’t scored since scoring a brace against Tranmere Rovers in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Ahead of our home game with the Shakers, Porter told the club’s official website: “I don’t think we have been a million miles away from getting a positive result away from home.

“We have gone through the Lincoln game and we got into some really good positions to create more opportunities. There were some chances to get in behind them or cross it but we made the wrong decisions or the timing has been a bit off.

“Personally, I didn’t think I’ve had that many chances. I am not worried because I know the chances will come and goals will come at some point. That happens in your career and I’m sure it will turn.”

Porter is looking forward to the prospect of facing his former club again and he says that the connections between the two clubs will give this weekend’s fixture an extra edge.

Bury are managed by our former player Ryan Lowe, Steve Schumacher is on the coaching staff and The Shakers have a number of former Crewe players in their squad.

Ports told us: “There are a few connections and I’m sure we know a lot about Dagnall and Maynard. I played against Nicky when he was at Crewe first time around and he has had a great career. He is a goalscorer and played for some big clubs.

“I suppose that having Ryan as their manager and those former players coming back will add some extra spice to the game – but we just want to win the game and keep our home form going.”

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