Ahead of this weekend’s home fixture against the MK Dons, Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has hailed the fantastic career of their veteran defender, Dean Lewington.
The stalwart captain is set to make his 790th appearance this weekend for the club that moved from Wimbledon to Milton Keynes in 2003 and formed as a new club a year later.
Lewington, the son of former England coach Ray, and has been a one-club man over his 17-year career.
The Alex boss told the club’s official website: “MK Dons have a relatively new manager and didn’t have a great season, so they have made some changes and gone with a younger team but they still have some real experience in their dressing room.
“I think Dean (Lewington) was making his 700th appearance the last time we went there, so I am not surprised he is now close to 800. He has been a terrific servant for the club. He is still going strong and probably has a few years left in him as well.
“Most teams are cutting their cloth because of Covid-19 and MK Dons will be no different. They are promoting young players and are finding their feet and after Saturday, I really wish them all the best.
David added: “They are looking at things in a new way and reassessing their business model, and I’m sure there will be a lot of clubs doing the same.”