After enjoying a successful loan spell at Notts County, young midfielder Regan Griffiths says he wants to utilise that experience to break into David Artell’s first-team plans as quickly as possible.
Griffiths agreed a new two-year contract with the club on Friday and the Liverpool-born attacking midfielder is now targeting more first-team involvement after making his senior debut last season against Shrewsbury Town in the Football League Trophy.
Griffiths spent the last couple of months of the campaign on loan at Notts County, as they narrowly missed out on a return to the EFL following defeat in the play-offs to Torquay United.
The 21-year-old made 12 appearances for the Magpies and he said that he will always be grateful for the opportunity to play at such a competitive level.
Regan told the club’s official website: “There were ups and downs at Notts County and although I was there for two and half months it was a good learning curve. I had a good time and I can use the experience. I know that when I am left out of the team, I can handle the situation better now.
“When I first went to Notts County, I was shocked how good the league was. I went into the Wrexham game after about three days and I told some of the lads afterwards, that I got a bit caught out just by how quick it was. It is a really good level and I had to adjust to it because they were real, competitive games.
“The experience will help me with that and now I want to come back to Crewe and get in the team as quickly as possible and do well.”