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Porter: "I've Really Enjoyed My Five Years At Crewe"

29 April 2022

Chris Porter will bring the curtain down on his five years at Crewe Alexandra by travelling with the team to Lincoln City for the final game of the season.

Porter, 38, will leave the club after scoring 54 goals for the Railwaymen in all competitions. He has also captained the club on occasions and has been a fantastic influence to all his team-mates.

Porter told the club’s official website: “I have really enjoyed my five seasons here. This last one has not gone as well as anyone would wanted, but I have really enjoyed my time at Crewe. I have met some really nice people along the way and won a promotion.

“Obviously moving back home was a factor when I signed. I wanted to be closer to my family and now of course I have recently started my own.

“I have seen young players move on from here to bigger and better things and that was nice to see. Most of them are in the Championship now and playing regularly, so you can see how good that promotion winning season was. If I had any influence on that then great.

“I believe that if the season had not been cut short due to Covid that we would have finished top of the league and not second where we ended up.

“I have managed to score goals and assist goals here at Crewe. I thought I might get to 200 this season but I’ve not quite got there, so hopefully that will come at a new club next season. I will keep going for as long as I can and to reach that milestone of goals has been a target for a while. The incentive is there and I won’t stop until I get to that figure.

 “It isn’t easy for the new manager to come in when the team has been relegated and confidence is low but he has come in and tried to lift the players around the place and that is what he needed to do. There are some younger ones coming through the Academy and when we got promoted those players came through together and that helped us get back to League One and the club will be hoping that happens again.

He added: “The big test for the new management will come next season in League Two. “


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