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Long Returns To Full-Time Training

12 October 2021

Forward has experienced an unfortunate opening to his Alex career but forward is now back and training well again.

Summer signing Christopher Long is back in training after an ‘unfortunate start’ to his Crewe Alexandra career. Long’s involvement has been limited due to injury and illness since he came down from the SPL to sign a two-year deal with the club.

The former Everton trainee was the unfortunate one to have his debut ended prematurely by Billy Sass-Davies' early dismissal at Hartlepool United in the League Cup. Long was the unfortunate one sacrificed inside the first 15 minutes with manager David Artell having to reshape his side with another defender. Long then suffered a knee injury away at Portsmouth and he has had to self-isolate over Covid-19.

It has been a stop-start start period to his Alex career but assistant manager, Kenny Lunt, is now hoping we get the chance to see the best of the forward.

Lunt told the club’s official website: “Longy has been unfortunate since he came here. There has been the injury and he has been unlucky with illness. When you think he is making progress, he has had a little set-back but he is training again now and has been very good over the last couple of sessions.

“We have had to wait a bit longer for him but we wanted him to be right. He is looking fit and well and he will desperate to show what he can do. Hopefully, he will be involved again soon.

“Chris doesn’t like to miss one day of training so it has been a frustrating time for him but we know his strengths as a player and what he can offer to the team when he is ready to play.”


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