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Westwood: "It Holds A Special Place In My Heart"

22 July 2019

Ashley on returning to the Alex with Burnley

Former Crewe Alexandra star Ashley Westwood returned to Gresty Road on Saturday with Burnley for the pre-season friendly between the sides.

Westy joined the Alex academy aged six & graduated to the first team to help the Club secure promotion from League Two in 2012 before being sold to Aston Villa for a seven-figure-sum.

After the friendly, the 29-year-old reflected on fond memories from The Alex & his time with the Club.

Westwood told Burnley FC media: “As soon as the fixture was announced I thought that surely the Gaffer would have to send me here & thankfully he has done. It’s always nice to come back to your old Club, especially being here since the age of six so it was nice.

“It’s been a few years but it was great to come back and to be fair they played very well. That’s what Crewe do, they play football the right way & hopefully they have a good year.

“It holds a special place in my heart & they've made me the player I am today & I’m very thankful for that.

“My old man can’t get to many Burnley games because the fixtures clash [he's the electrican at Crewe]. It’s a real small, family club & it’s a great place to play football.”

Watch Westy's thoughts on returning to Gresty Road for free on YouTube below.

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