Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says that a fit Eddie Nolan will be an addition to any team. The 32-year-old’s time at the Alexandra Stadium came to an end this week after four years of sterling service.
The Irishman has spent the previous four months of the season on loan at Motherwell but a severe calf injury ended any hopes of him featuring in the SPL.
Nolan made 111 appearances for the Alex, scoring five goals after signing on a free transfer from Blackpool in July 2017. His outstanding form saw him win the club’s Player-of-the-Year award in 2018 and he agreed a new two-year deal in February 2019.
Sadly, injuries interrupted his last season with the club and restricted him to just two appearances against Shrewsbury and Hull City in cup games.
Artell told crewealex.net: “Eddie was terrific for us in his first two and half seasons. He was player-of-the-year and showed everyone what a good player he is.
“Sadly, his last season has been affected by injuries. He went to Motherwell to play some game but he injured his calf in training in the first week and hasn’t been able to play.
“That was unfortunate for Eddie and for Motherwell, but when he is fit, Eddie would be a real addition for someone.
The boss added: “It is not a nice time telling people like Eddie, Olly and Daniel that they have to find a new club but I’m sure they will all get fixed up somewhere because they are good players.”