Boss says Eddie was taken off as a precaution
Eddie Nolan has ‘every chance’ of facing Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup this weekend. Nolan was forced off with an ankle injury against Everton Under-21s on Tuesday evening and was replaced by Oli Finney, with Ryan Wintle switching to centre-half.
Nolan rolled his ankle going up and landing awkwardly after challenging the Everton goalkeeper at a corner and although he tried to play on and run off the slight injury, he was not able to do so.
Artell says that withdrawing the experienced Irishman was a precautionary measure. Crewe have fellow centre-half Olly Lancashire ruled out for the next couple of months with an Achilles injury.
The Crewe boss told crewealex.net: “Eddie rolled his ankle. He tried to run it off but couldn’t in the end, so we took him off as a precaution. He will be fine and it is good news with him.
“His ankle is more puffy than swollen this week and he will be fine.
“Every manager has to cope with injuries. It is how you manage them and if someone doesn’t make it then it is a chance for someone else.”