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Artell: "Powell Should Be Playing In The Premier League Every Week"

28 June 2019

Nick Powell’s former Crewe Alexandra captain, David Artell, feels that the former England Youth International has all in the ability in the world and he should be playing in the top flight.

Powell, 25, who came through the club’s Academy to become an integral part of our 2012 play-off winning side, has recently signed for Stoke City and Artell says that if the former Manchester United starlet can remain injury free then he could help the Potters reach the Premier League once again.

Artell is a huge fan of Powell’s match winning ability and he hopes that he can rediscover the form that saw him become one of the most talked about youngsters in the country. He was one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s final signings as Manchester United boss and Powell later had successful spells at Wigan and Hull City on loan.

David told the club’s official website: "I think it's a good move for Nick, but if it's not his last chance saloon it's his penultimate chance.

"Whether Nick is happy to play at the top end of the Championship I don't know, maybe he is. But for me he should he be in the Premier League every week and he's got to get there.

"He's had a little sniff when he went to the biggest club in the country at the time, and there's no reason he shouldn't get back there.

"He's not old but at the same time he has to have a good season, he's got to stay injury free and he has to do the business.

"He's a good kid, I really like him.  He's a top, top player and he should be in the Premier League.

The Crewe boss added: "If he gets his head screwed on right he has a chance to get there because he's got a good club and a good manager.

"Nathan (Jones) is really thorough and did a great job at Luton. He has a great chance to take the club back to the Premier League.

"Nick has certainly the quality to do that too and, if he does, he'll be back where he should be."


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