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Not Surprised Varney Went On To Have The Career He Did

29 March 2019

David Artell wary of Varney threat but says there is more strings to Cheltenham's bow as well.

David Artell has stated that it is no surprise that the former Crewe Alexandra forward, Luke Varney, has gone on to have successful career.

Varney was spotted playing for Quorn FC by Crewe back in 2003 and he became a popular player at Gresty Road before he secured a lucrative move to Charlton Athletic four years later after scoring 25 goals in his final season for the Railwaymen.

The Leicester-born Varney went on to play for the likes of Derby, Blackpool, Portsmouth, Ipswich and Blackburn Rovers and now aged 36, he is still scoring goals for his latest club Cheltenham Town.

The Crewe boss said: “I am not surprised that Luke has had a good career and that he is still scoring goals, because he is a good player and good players tend to have good careers.

“We are aware of his threat and we wish him all the best after 5’oclock on Saturday. We are pleased to seeing him doing well but we cannot afford to focus on one aspect of Cheltenham’s game because if you do then you can end up being slapped in the chops by someone else.

“They have Billy Waters and Chris Clements was here as well. They have a great foil up there with Tyron Barnett. I played with Ben Tozer at Northampton and know about him long throw, so we are mindful of everything they can offer.”


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