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Ramsay: "I Know It's A Big Year For Me"

22 June 2021

Southampton full-back becomes second signing on season-long loan deal.

Southampton youngster Kayne Ramsay has become Crewe Alexandra’s second signing of the summer after the 20-year-old agreed to join us on a season long loan.

The Hackney-born right-back joins forward Christopher Long as new arrivals in David Artell’s squad and he will rival Travis Johnson for the full-back position following Perry Ng’s switch to Cardiff City in January.

The athletic right-back is hoping to get as many games as he can under his belt this coming season and help us have another successful season in League One after finishing 12th on our return last time out.

Kayne told the club’s official website: “I’m extremely happy (to have signed). I have wanted to do this for a while now and have been dying to get out and get minutes. I want to show everyone what I can do and hopefully I can come to Crewe and play 40 plus games and get cracking.

“I knew about Crewe’s interest two or three weeks ago and when I knew of their interest I knew it was the club for me. They have sold two full-backs to the Championship last season and as a right-back myself I thought it would help my development and Southampton said the same.

“The manager seems a great guy. He is down to earth and will tell you the truth and that is what I need. When we met he just told me that he wants me to run, get forward when I can and get behind my man.

“We spoke about getting the better of my man one way but not letting him get the better of me the other way, defensively.

“I just want to show people what I can do. I think I can bring a bit of everything but I want to show that on the pitch.

“You have to have that defensive side of the game, the heading and clearances and all that but Crewe also like to get the ball down and play on the floor and I think their philosophy suits mine.

“I could have gone to the Championship and gambled a bit on that but I may not have played as much at times. This league and this club is perfect for me, and I am 100% focussed on playing games and helping the team.”

Ramsay came through the youth Academy at Chelsea, playing under our former manager Steve Holland in the youth team and reserves before he was eventually released in 2017. He duly signed for Southampton and made his first-team debut against Manchester City in December 2018 at the age of just 18. He also started the Premier League match against Manchester United in February 2021.

Ramsay has also appeared in FA Cup ties and Checkatrade Trophy matches for Saints and enjoyed a successful loan at Shrewsbury Town in January 2020 where he played alongside our former defender Omar Beckles in the Crewe back-line.

Kayne added: “I spoke to Omar, because I knew him from Shrewsbury and he told me it was a good club with good young players and it would only help my development coming here.”

Everyone at Crewe would like to extend a warm welcome to Kayne.


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