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Ainley's Ability To Play In Various Positions Is A Strength Not A Weakness'

13 October 2020

David Artell has dismissed the notion that youngster Callum Ainley should be regarded as a utility player. The former Academy graduate has found it difficult to hold down a regular position in the starting XI - but he did his chances no harm at all with a Man-of-the-Match display against Wigan Athletic at the weekend.

Ainley was instrumental in helping create two of the three goals in our 3-0 win and he made an intelligent run to contribute to the Harry Pickering goal.

The Middlewich-born youngster will now be hoping to get another chance to stake his claim in David Artell's starting XI.

Artell said of Ainley’s superb performance on Saturday: “For me, Callum was Man-of-the-Match. I thought he was terrific. He helped create two goals and his all round game was good.

“I don’t think he should be branded a utility player. Although he can play in various positions, he isn’t your typical one. He is just a creative player, who can play in an attacking role wherever you ask him to play.

“When he plays like he did against Wigan then it doesn’t matter where he plays. His ability to play in various roles, is not a weakness, it is a strength.

“It is all about him producing, creating and scoring goals wherever he plays and he did that on Saturday.”


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