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Whelan: "Game Time Is Only Beneficial To Development"

19 September 2018

Crewe Alexandra’s new loan signing, Corey Whelan, believes that young players from elite clubs should want to go out on loan to the lower leagues to improve their experience.

Whelan, who made his Crewe debut in the goalless draw at Cheltenham Town last weekend is now enjoying his second loan in League Two after previously playing for Yeovil Town last season.

The Republic of Ireland International, 20, has joined Crewe until January and the right-back says that the playing time will only benefit his game going forward.

Whelan believes that more youngsters should look to go out on loan and that a link between ourselves and his parent club, Liverpool, would only be beneficial to both clubs.

Corey, who hopes to make his home debut against rivals Port Vale on Saturday, told iFollow the Alex. "There are a few good young players coming through at Liverpool, so if the relationship is strong on both sides that can only help Liverpool as a football club especially, and obviously Crewe as well.

"They'd be getting players from Liverpool, who are good players.

"It's definitely something that in the future, if the two clubs can bond together and get that sorted, would be perfect for everyone back at Liverpool Academy.

"For a young lad like myself, you learn every time you step forward on the pitch and I need to keep gaining experience.

"It's a beneficial path for young players. U23s football is good but it can become a bit stale, so for anyone who has the opportunity to get out on loan - even just being around older players in the dressing room – it's all beneficial."

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