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"Pleased To Have Corey With Us"

4 September 2018

Whelan will meet up with his new Crewe team-mates following International duty with Eire.

David Artell will welcome the return of his new loan signing Corey Whelan from International duty in readiness for our next league game away at Cheltenham Town.

Whelan signed from Liverpool on deadline day and attended our home game against Macclesfield Town as a spectator before joining the Republic of Ireland Under-21s. Eire take on Kosovo and Germany.

The 20-year-old was not permitted to play against Macclesfield because he wasn’t signed before the midday deadline.

Whelan’s most familiar position is at right-back, but he can also operate in central defender or in midfield if needed.

The Crewe boss told the club’s official website: “We felt we needed another one in and Corey is a good player. He was here as a young player. He was part of our foundation phase before he went on to Liverpool.

“He knows the club. We know his character and he comes from a good family, so we are delighted to have him with us until January.

He added: “He can play one or two positions and him being away on International duty does not matter too much as we don’t have a league game until Cheltenham on the 15th.


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